‘Gossip Girl’: The Upper East Side’s Secret Spreader Was Almost Someone Else

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Hey Upper East Siders! Turns out Dan Humphrey wasn’t the unique “Gossip Girl” in spite of everything. Although it has been a number of years for the reason that finale of The CW cleaning soap opera, followers of Gossip Girl are nonetheless scratching their heads as to why Penn Badgley’s character was chosen to be the key blogger this complete time. Yet the unique contender for the function was arguably extra perplexing than “lonely boy.” Who was the unique secret spreader? Keep studying to search out out. 

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Dan Humphrey wasn’t the primary in line to be ‘Gossip Girl’

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After watching Badgley in You, it’s lots simpler to wrap our heads across the concept of his Gossip Girl character being secretive and conniving all alongside. His character on You, Joe Goldberg, is a licensed stalker who calculates his each transfer to win over his dream woman. Remind you of anybody? Oh, that’s proper… Dan Humphrey!

Granted, Humphrey by no means locked Serena van der Woodsen right into a glass field stuffed with books, but it surely’s secure to say “Lonely Boy” did some loopy unlawful stuff to get the woman in the long run.

 Yet earlier than You, and earlier than the massive reveal that Badgley’s character was Gossip Girl all alongside, Dan Humphrey was your common Brooklyn hipster with a love of literature and fairly blondes. That’s why, again then, it was such a shock that he was the Upper East Side’s secret spreader all alongside. 

The govt producer didn’t need Gossip Girl to be Dan

Joshua Safran, (the chief producer on Gossip Girl), didn’t need Dan to be the nameless blogger. When requested about Dan being Gossip Girl, Safran stated, “I like to joke that Dan was Gossip Girl because I had left the show by then. Dan was not my intended Gossip Girl… But I understand why Dan was Gossip Girl. I just had my heart set on Nate.”

While it is perhaps tough to understand the truth that Dan was Gossip Girl, it’s arguably tougher to consider that Nate was the malicious and meticulous secret spreader on the sequence. It’s fairly exhausting to think about the straight-laced character writing out phrases like “XOXO” and “lonely boy” on his cellphone.

There was one other character who was speculated to be the key spreader

Believe it or not, there was one other character who the writers initially deliberate on being the nameless blogger, and this one is sensible.

Originally, Eric van der Woodsen, Serena’s little brother, was set for the function. Logically talking, we are able to perceive this as a result of Connor Paolo’s character is a little bit of an outcast on the present. Perhaps he used the weblog to deal with this reality. He additionally possessed all the within scoop when it got here to his older sister and her shut mates. 

Unfortunately, the character’s standing as the key spreader was leaked by the New York Post. Safran recalled the incident, saying, “I always thought it was Eric until the end of season two, and I even guided it that way, but when the New York Post revealed it was Eric–and I still don’t know how that happened, I think they were just guessing–we realized we couldn’t go down that road anymore, so we abandoned him.”

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