Leighton Meester Talks Season 5 Of "Gossip Girl," Which Premiers Tonight

The actress, who plays Upper West Side queen bee Blair Waldorf, discusses her character's upcoming royal wedding and complicated friendship with the bookish Dan (Penn Badgley)

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The fifth season of Gossip Girl is premiering tonight, and one of the CW’s promo trailers hints that the flirty, cultural reference-laden rapport between Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) will continue to develop. Could a Dair romance—which began tentatively with secret movie dates and museum excursions at the beginning of season four, but was eventually rejected by Blair—finally get off the ground this season? Meester seems to hope so. “They have a funny relationship, and I kind of want to see where that goes,” she explains in the promo. “I think it’s cute, and it’s not like her relationship with anyone else. I think she kind of is her real self with him.”
Unfortunately, Meester’s character is in the midst of planning a royal wedding to the pleasant but dull Prince Louis of Monaco (Hugo Becker), who followed her to New York to continue a brief fling that began in Paris. One good thing to come out of that union would be Blair’s undoubtedly exquisite wedding dress; we’d put money on it being a Vera Wang creation, if only because Meester is the face of the designer’s new perfume, “Lovestruck.” Wedding or not, the actress’s outfits in the promo promise that there will be no shortage of couture this season. -Allison Friedmanhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQrMqxTzYo