Chuck and Blair fans, get ready to implode.
I just sat down with the talented and charismatic Ed Westwick, and the Gossip Girl bad boy dropped so much Chuck and Blair goodness, you probably should have a defibrillator standing by. Particularly when he starts talking about his feelings for Leighton, how long he'll stay on the series, and ripping his romantic rival apart.
Oh yeah, and you know what episode is totally gonna make you cry?
Here are highlights from the video interview...
Ed Is "Madly in Love": When asked how Ed has perfected that Chuck-Blair chemistry fans love so much, he tells me, "I'm madly in love with Leighton, so that's what helps on my behalf, maybe so much that she doesn't even have to be in love with me. I love enough, she's mine. I'm incredibly close with her, she's a lovely girl. I think she was 20 and I was 19 when we started the show and it's such a kind of development stage of young adulthood. And to grow up on the show and to go through that together, you know you're going to have a very strong bond. But she is a remarkable talent and there is just sometimes you can't put things into words with connections or sparks or when you're acting with someone. We've got the right pairing, I guess."
Ahem, you hear that Prince Louis? Speaking of...
Ed Is Prepared to Rip Louis Apart: Yes, there is a Blair-Louis wedding planned for the 100th episode, and Ed teases that he's fine with tackling the groom. "We can do that...Or [Louis] runs and he just trips when he's running down the aisle and it's just the most embarrassing moment of all time, and then he's going to go."
The 100th Episode Is All About Chuck and Blair...Sorta: "We have the royal wedding happening between Blair and Louis, and I think the big thing is will they, wont they. Everybody knows how much my character is in love with Blair and how much Blair is in love with Chuck but is she in love with him enough to, you know, what decision will she make? That's a big thing for that episode." Ed also promises "You will cry. There will be tears."
Ed Says They "Might Do One More Year" of the Show: When asked how much Chuck Bass Ed has in him, Ed replies thoughtfully: "I have a bit left in me, it's an exhausting character because it is well for the reasons that have been so apparent throughout the whole of the show, he's not platonic in any way. So, I've got a bit, but you know, we might do one more year, we might. I don't know what's going to happen I don't make the decisions really, I am a mere player. But, look I love it, I live in New York. I get to do the show. I get to do a job which is brilliant and I am so so happy and so blessed and just take it as it comes. I'm still young, I'm only 24 so it's all good."
Ed Is Coming to Twitter! After pleading with him for a good five minutes (I take your fan requests seriously, people!), and explaining what Twitter is all about, Ed agreed to try Twitter out for a week and see how it goes. His one concern: "How do people even know you are there? I don't think anyone would find me." Umm..Anyone have any thoughts on that!? Also, if you are not following me on Twitter (@kristindsantos), such a shame, because you missed this very important "Exclusive!" yesterday:
So is Ed a bad boy in real life? The answer may surprise you! And how is he dealing with the papparrazzi? Check out the exclusive video interview above for all the answers, including why Ed is talking about being with a ahem...hooker?!
Gossip Girl airs Monday on the CW.