Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) is one very, very lucky Gossip guy.
You see, Nate will be getting some action in the season opener of Gossip Girl. And it's not just any random hookup—he landed the coveted role of Elizabeth Hurley's first conquest.
So what does Hurley have to say about her character's, um, relationship with Nate?
"Sparks fly between them for sure," Hurley teases. "We become more and more embroiled with each other in various ways as the shows progress."
Executive producer Josh Safran recently chatted with members of the press all about the upcoming season, including Hurley's character, Diana Payne, whom he compares to Heather Locklear's infamous Amanda Wooward from Melrose Place. Like Gossip Girl newbies of seasons past, Diana does have an agenda, but she won't be keeping it a secret.
"When she says something, even though she may move the chess pieces around to get what she wants, she says up top, 'This is what I want'," Safran says. "So if people don't comply, she'll move them to get what she wants."
For Safran & Co., Hurley was the only person to play Diana. "She was our wish list," he enthuses. "It sounds terrible, but when we saw that Wonder Woman wasn't going forward, I was like 'Oh!' Which is horrible because you want to be very happy for other people's successes, but we just wanted her too badly."
The feeling is mutual according to Hurley, a devoted Gossip Girl fan herself: "I have an exceptionally exciting part to play," the British babe purrs, "and have a lot of fun doing it."
To hear more from Hurley about her role on the CW hit series and to get a peek at her delicious scenes with Crawford, watch our exclusive video above.
Season five of Gossip Girl premieres Monday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. on the CW.
What do you think of the new vixen seducing Nate? Are you exceptionally excited about the new season? Have your say in the comments. (Bonus points if you use an English accent.)