Gossip Girl: The Blair and Chuck origin story

Gossip Girl was a mid 00s obsession for every teenage girl as a mysterious blog documented the goings on of the Upper East Side elite.

If you haven’t watched it, it’s currently on Netflix and is well worth a binge.

Gossip Girl co-creator sat down with Vulture.com to talk about Blair and Chuck the couple that launched a thousand fanfic. Josh Schwartz reflected on how the two anti-heroes grew into something beautiful…

they were incredibly sophisticated and devious compared to their peers. They were drawn to each other’s dark sides, but then found happiness and enlightenment and love because of that. The idea of these two people starting off as the ‘villains’ of the show becoming, for the large part, the romantic center of the show,

Initially the two were never supposed to date, in the books they rarely had any interactions but the chemistry between Leighton and Ed was too much to ignore…

it’s one of those great, fun things about making a television series — it’s an evolving, living, breathing thing, and things can easily change on a whim. You get an actor like Ed Westwick and see the chemistry he had with Leighton Meester, and their scenes just crackled. So it felt like, here are two people who are bonded by their mutual scheming and the dark side of the show, at least from the beginning, and that would naturally evolve into a romantic relationship

The enduring appeal of Chuck and Blair as a couple is a testament to the show which may not have won any production awards but was still hella fun.

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