You know you love this idea. Jessica Szohr is hosting a Gossip Girl podcast where she’ll talk with the stars and creators of the original series and give us so much behind-the-scenes info about the iconic show.
In case you missed it, re-watch podcasts are all the rage right now. The women of The O.C. host one, the ladies of One Tree Hill host one, and Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris just launched one for New Girl (it’s the ultimate Winston and Cece mess-around). It seems almost inevitable that the hit CW series would get one, too.
But Szohr, who played outsider Vanessa on the show, says she was initially hesitant about the project. In a new interview with Teen Vogue, she explains that it won’t be a re-watch podcast exactly, but will be more about interviews, like with series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (in the first episode) and co-stars Kelly Rutherford and Taylor Momsen (down the line). It’s called XOXO, duh.
Szohr, who now lives in Canada with her husband and daughter, also spilled on the crazy lengths the cast had to go to to prevent spoilers when buzz around the series was at its peak. “There was a time…we would not get our lines for the next day because they didn’t want storylines to get leaked. We would get the sides and it would say ‘Dan,’ and then it would be all x’s for whatever he was saying, but it wouldn’t be the dialogue. Then it would say ‘Vanessa,’ and however many x’s, two lines, or a paragraph. So you could see if you were talking a lot, but we wouldn’t get our lines until we got to set,” she recalled in the interview, adding, “We would wear overcoats from our trailer to set, so people wouldn’t see Serena’s dress or Blair’s outfit to know where they were coming from or going to.”