The star of The CW's new hit show Gossip Girl about the glamorous lives of teens in New York City's ritzy Upper East Side is back for this summer's second Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film.
How different is California, where you were raised, from the Upper East Side?
Oh, it's like night and day. I went to football games on Friday nights. When we had a weeknight off, after school, we would go to school fund raisers. When these kids have a night off, they sip martinis at the Palace Hotel.
Do screaming teenagers approach you all the time?
We shot on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I think there were about 600 kids. It was in the middle of a school day I don't know how they left school! It was very surreal.
You're the last of your Pants co-stars to land a TV show. Were you just waiting for yours to come along?
Definitely not. I had no clue this project would come along so soon, but I'm so thrilled I did it. America [Ferrera] feels the same about Ugly Betty.
Ferrera has won just about every award out there. Does she give you advice?
All of the [co-stars] have such an incredible bond. They are giving me advice on everything from what kind of dog food to buy to how many hours of sleep I need in a night.
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