Adam Brody Responds To Whether He And Leighton Meester Will Watch The 'Gossip Girl' Reboot

Olivia Blair
·2-min read


The Gossip Girl reboot has officially been confirmed. We've learned the new intake of Upper East Side actors, we've seen the photos of the cast of 2020 on the steps of the Met. Yet still, the people want to know: what do the original cast make of all this?

From re-watching Penn Badgley and Chase Crawford's video discussing the upcoming series, to Blake Lively expertly dodging questions about the remake by clarifying that she 'isn't involved', clearly the people just have a burning desire to know the inner thoughts of the OG cast.

So, thanks to the Wall Street Journal, we have a glimpse of whether the Queen of the Upper East Side, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), will be watching when the series finally gets its release on HBO Max.

The newspaper interviewed Meester's husband Adam Brody, a king of teen drama himself thanks to his role as Seth Cohen in The OC, asking about his daily routine when he also checked in on whether the couple will be watching the Gossip Girl reboot together.

'I highly doubt we’ll watch it front to back,' the 41-year-old admitted. 'I don’t think we’re the audience, but I’m sure we’ll dip our toes in.'

We can work with that!

Photo credit: Ray Tamarra - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ray Tamarra - Getty Images

Elsewhere in the conversation, Brody revealed how he and Meester - who recently welcomed their second child together - had spent a lot of time surfing during quarantine watching The Crown. The actor also credited his wife with putting a 30 minute time limit on his Twitter account as he was becoming increasingly frustrated after spending too much time on the platform during the election.

'My wife put a 30-minute time limit on Twitter and my life has changed,' Brody explained. 'I don’t know if I could have concentrated on anything else pre-election anyway, but post-election, I was like, I don’t f***ing need to know what Ted Cruz just said. I can’t let that infuriate me 24 hours a day. [So] I’m back to reading books and I felt my blood pressure lower instantly—I feel a new sense of calm and accomplishment.'

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