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Gossip girl turns grey

hollywood Updated: Apr 22, 2011 01:08 IST

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Actor Leighton Meester 25, best known for her role in Gossip Girl, is back on the silver screen with The Roommate. On being asked about what attracted her to the role, Meester says, "It was the script, character, director and the rest of the cast. Also, I really wanted to get into something different. It was a learning experience for me. Just doing something that I had never done before was very interesting."

On her character Rebecca, Meester says, "I think she is desperate and not rational. Rebecca doesn't live in reality." She adds, "Rebecca is trying to guard the love she has for somebody, but in a very unhealthy way." So, how did she prepare for he role? "I read books, listened to music, watched movies and spoke to some psychiatrists.

They helped me understand what would cause a person to behave like this. Since her character has grey shades, can we call her a villain? "I don't think Rebecca is bad. I believe she has good intentions, but the result is bad."

Fact file
Name: Leighton Meester
Age: 25
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Debut project: Law & Order (TV)
Known for: Gossip Girl, Country Strong, Date Night
Future projects: I Hate You, Dad, The Oranges