Chuck en Blair zouden eigenlijk niet met elkaar eindigen

​De makers van Gossip Girl doen een opmerkelijke onthulling.

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Geen tv-romance zo goed als die van Chuck Bass en Blair Waldorf. Maar! Co-creator en schrijver Josh Schwartz verklaart nu dat de twee in de serie eigenlijk helemaal niet samen zouden eindigen.

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Schwartz vertelt aan Vulture waarom ze uiteindelijk - gelukkig maar - toch besloten af te wijken van de boeken van Gossip Girl-bedenker Cecily von Ziegesar en Chair een ding te laten worden:

'None of that was expected. Chuck came into the show as the villain. But it's one of those great, fun things about making a television series - it's an evolving, living, breathing thing, and things can easily change on a whim.

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Blijkbaar hadden Ed en Leighton zoveel chemie op de set dat de makers besloten dat deze romance weleens één van de belangrijkste verhalen van de show kon worden:

'You get an actor like Ed Westwick and see the chemistry he had with Leighton Meester, and their scenes just crackled. So it felt like, here are two people who are bonded by their mutual scheming and the dark side of the show, at least from the beginning, and that would naturally evolve into a romantic relationship.'

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Daarnaast praat Schwartz over die inmiddels befaamde limo-scène van Chuck en Blair, die alles veranderde:

'In that first script where they got together, it definitely surprised and excited everyone. When we saw the scene with them in the back of the limo, it was a home run. Everyone knew at that moment that it turned up the heat on the show in a way that was really exciting.'

Uiteindelijk hadden ze het goed gezien bij Gossip Girl, want Chuck en Blair zijn nog steeds de ultieme tv-goals:

'Chuck and Blair were drawn to each other's dark sides, but then found happiness and enlightenment and love because of that. The idea of these two people starting off as the 'villains' of the show becoming, for the large part, the romantic centre of the show, was a unique quality that really makes that particular relationship more notable. Just because someone comes into a show as a villain doesn't mean you're not going to end up falling in love with them.'