She may have taken a hiatus from her singing career to film scenes for “Gossip Girl,” but that doesn’t mean Leighton Meester has given up on her dream.
In fact, the Blair Waldorf actress still has plans to release a long-awaited debut album.
The aspiring musician told In Touch, “I’m still writing, and I’m working with a band. I’m going to start performing again soon.”
As far as what to expect? Meester tells, “It’s a different sound, because I’ve been going through a lot this year.”
Finally, the brunette hottie admits, “I’m in no rush. I want it to be perfect!”
Continuing work on their hit series, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Chace Crawford teamed up on the set of “Gossip Girl” in New York City on Tuesday (November 30).
The trio spent the entire day in front of the cameras as they shoot scenes for the current season – which will see an episode titled “The Townie” airing next Monday (December 6) at 9/8c on The CW.
A synopsis of the new episode via the show’s website reads: “Blair (Leighton Meester) and Dan (Penn Badgley) join forces to track down an MIA Juliet (guest star Katie Cassidy). Chuck (Ed Westwick) begins to suspect Lily (Kelly Rutherford) isn’t telling him the full truth. Kevin Zegers guest stars as Damien.”
Aside from “Gossip Girl,” Miss Meester recently spoke with Us magazine about working with Gwyneth Paltrow on the movie “Country Strong”.
Leighton gushed, “She [Gwyneth] is full of surprises. As an actress, she is so giving and talented. She’s super down-to-earth and she makes dirty jokes. She’s just a cool chick.”
The 24-year-old added, “She’s gorgeous without any makeup on! She came to set at 5:00 a.m. looking really hot.”
Kicking off her week with a fabulous evening out, Leighton Meester was spotted at IFP’s 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday night (November 29).
The “Gossip Girl” star looked dapper in a grey Thom Browne suit and tie along with Salvatore Ferragamo heels and Bulgari jewels as she arrived at Cipriani Wall Street.
Once inside, Leighton teamed up with “Hurt Locker” star Anthony Mackie to hand out the Fest Genius Audience Award.
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