F: How would you describe Gossip Girl?
LM: I think it is a cross between the O.C., Cruel Intentions, Sex and the City, and Desperate Housewives.
PB: After seeing the previews, a lot of guys think it’s a chic show. But, all of my guy friends love it. It’s fast-paced and fun, and has enough glitz and glamour to draw you in.
F: In what ways are you similar to your characters, Dan Humphrey and Blair Waldorf?
PB: Dan is sensitive and a loner by choice. But, I’m not as socially awkward as he is.
LM: Blair brings out the feisty, vixen part of me. I wasn’t the popular girl in high school. Nobody cared about what was going on in my life.
F: Does fashion play an increasingly important role for you now that your celebrity is on the rise?
PB: Girls always try to get me to go shopping, but after about 45 minutes I want to go home. I wear a lot of Hugo Boss.
LM: I love high-end stuff like Dolce & Gabbana and Chloé, but I’m just as happy going into Target or a vintage store and finding a ten-dollar item.
F: At what point did you decide that you wanted to make a career out of acting?
PB: I always kind of wanted to be a performer. I was a very musical kid. My favorite artist of all time is D’Angelo.
LM: Writing is my biggest outlet. I like writing songs and poetry.
F: Does fame intimidate you?
LM: No. I have a great feeling about the show, I know it will do well. Maybe my closet will change, but my personality will stay the same.