Blake and penn dating in real life
They had been sent Cecily von Ziegesar’s popular ] and its kind of crazy four-year run that we wanted to take and apply to something moving forward, and we were really excited about doing something in New York,” Schwartz said over lunch in Los Angeles this past winter.
Meanwhile, a new television network, the CW, was simultaneously in the midst of a delicate birthing process.
The show had arrived on the scene with a tidal wave of buzz, its actors almost immediately splashed on magazine covers and pushed out onto red carpets; but after burning through plot at a rapid pace (its leading lady, Mischa Barton, saw her character get killed off somewhat unceremoniously in the third season), the show sputtered to a close, ending with a truncated final season.
But ’s creators and show-runners, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, already had the beaches of Newport in their rearview mirror, with their sights on a next project.
“In the book, she's kick-ass and has a shaved head and wears lots of black...
Even though I don't like Vanessa's character, it's nothing against Jessica.
Taylor was reportedly pissed because the show had featured two of Leighton’s songs, and none of her music.
In response, a CW rep issued quite literally the shadiest publicity statement in recorded history: "The show will support Taylor and her music when the time is right, but her music is not ready yet.” OOF.
Below, the couple holds hands and takes a romantic stroll through downtown New York City on Monday, Memorial Day.
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley weren’t the only couple whose on-screen romance became a real-life relationship—in fact, with the exception of Chace Crawford and Taylor Momsen, everybody in the main cast apparently hooked up with at least one co-star.