Blake Lively has finally reacted to Dan being Gossip Girl eight years after the show ended.
It’s better late than never we suppose.
The series, which ran for a whopping six seasons, left fans slightly disappointed when finding out the unassuming Dan Humphrey, played by Penn Badgley, was the master of manipulation behind the online blog.
And it turns out the Serena van der Woodsen star is completely with us on this one as she shared her views on social media.
Taking to Instagram, the actress posted a a quote, which read: ‘We watched the entire series to find out it’s Dan.’
Underneath, the 33-year-old quipped: ‘YOU’RE surprised… Imagine how the writers felt.’
Penn has previously discussed the ending with his co-star Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald), during a chat with Variety.
Chace expressed: ‘At the end of Gossip Girl the show, whatever your reaction is on whether it was smart to do that or not, that he’s Gossip Girl — it didn’t really line up with the character of Dan. Right?’
Penn simply replied: ‘Yeah.’
Former showrunner Joshua Safran revealed that the identity of Gossip Girl for a long time was actually another character entirely – Serena Van Der Woodsen’s younger brother, Eric – until leaks meant that writers had to shift tack.
Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, Safran said: ‘We worked hard to kind of lay in tiny seeds about it being Eric, and then the NY Post wrote an article saying that Gossip Girl was Eric so we were like, “We gotta scratch that”.’
Gossip Girl is set to get a reboot on HBO Max, which will be set eight years after the original series.
The new show will star the likes of Eli Brown, Jordan Alexander, Emily Alyn Lind and Whitney Peak.
And while production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic – it has now been rumoured the cameras will start rolling again this month.
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