10 Things to know about Blair’s Wedding

Spotted: Manhattan’s favorite Upper East Siders (and Brooklynites) celebrating the 100th episode of ‘Gossip Girl’ at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York. As always, it was a fashionable affair for the cast — Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Chase Crawford and Ed Westwick were all on hand — but the real guest of honor, according to executive producer Josh Schwartz? The celebratory cake!

“We’ve talked about the cake for a long, long time,” Schwartz told AOL TV. “‘The OC’ went to 93 or 92 episodes, so we were close but no cake. It’s really a testament to Stephanie [Savage] and her leadership, guiding the show to 100 episodes. We birthed it, but Stephanie’s really raised this child. I just send an alimony check.”

But it wasn’t all cake talk. The cast also teased the highly anticipated 100th episode, and all we can say is OMG! Orgies, dance sequences, a royal wedding and a potential runaway bride? This is one episode you can’t miss. And from what we hear, the first 10 minutes see the entire cast doing something they’ve never done before.

What can it be? Let the gossip commence …

1. You don’t want to miss the first 10 minutes
“We just filmed the scene the other day,” said executive producer Josh Safran. “It’s crazy. I wrote it, and it’s something I’ve wanted to do since Season 1. I’m very proud of that moment, and when you see it, you’ll know why. It’s something we’ve never done before. From Season 1, I said, ‘I want to do this.’ But it just wasn’t the right time. I’ve been pushing it for five years, and it finally happened. I can’t tell you what it is, but it’s the best thing we’ve ever done. Everyone was so excited, and showed up to play in such a major way. They made it even more than my dreams.”

2. There will be a surprising dancing sequence!
“We shot a big dance sequence the other day,” Blake Lively teased. “And we were all dressed up as different people other than ourselves.”

3. And an even more surprising twist …
“It’s going to be an orgy,” teased executive producer Josh Schwartz. “It’s all one big orgy, really.”

4. Blair is having a royal wedding
“Blair’s always wanted to be a princess,” said executive producer Stephanie Savage. “It was definitely fortuitous that we had the British royal wedding and also Price Albert in Monaco get married this summer, so we had a lot of royal inspiration. But it’s also something that the crew will tell you, they’ve been planning for a while. Since Season 1, the crew has been planning Blair’s wedding, so they’re very happy to be able to do this episode.”

5. Blair’s wedding dress is Vera Wang, not Eleanor Waldorf Designs
“Eleanor is a really absentee parent, so when she can have an influence over her daughter, she does,” said Margaret Colin, who plays Blair’s mother Eleanor. “I’m really surprised that Eleanor didn’t get to design the wedding dress. I was shocked. It was Vera! Who’s Vera?”

6. Director Mark Piznarski also directed the pilot episode
“There are few subtle things to look for in this 100th episode that may give homage to the pilot,” director Mark Piznarski told AOL TV. “[The cast] have gotten so much more confident as time has gone by. Some of them hadn’t done much work before ‘Gossip Girl.’ Certainly, Blake [Lively] had done a few projects, as had Leighton [Meester], but Ed [Westwick] and Chase [Crawford] were relatively new. They were those characters instantly, and they’ve just gotten better and better. I still refer to them as my kids. They’ve grown tremendously.”

7. Georgina is crashing Blair’s royal wedding, Princess Beatrice style!
“I think Georgina is trying to one-up everybody,” admitted Michelle Trachtenberg, who’s set to make her anticipated return during the episode. “The fascinator that she’s wearing at the top of her head is definitely attention-getting — and hard to wear. I couldn’t bend down without tickling someone’s nose.”

8. Blair may — or may not be — a runaway bride
“She does run away,” admitted Margaret Colin. “She runs a lot. She runs upstairs, downstairs, she gets in a cab … She’s busy.” Colin also admitted that Blair will be making that walk down the aisle “a couple of times.” Looks like Blair’s going to be having a few wedding nightmares.

9. Clothing is optional?
“The show has always been fashionably iconic because clothing is optional,” teased star Matthew Settle (a.k.a. Rufus Humphrey) about the 100th episode. “But if they’re wearing clothing, it’s always stylish.”

10. Are Blair and Dan really soulmates? Leighton Meester says yes!
“Selfishly, I love working with Ed [Westwick], I love working with Penn [Badgley], and I love working with Hugo [Becker],” said Leighton Meester. “I think that the best thing about it is that you don’t know. I think it’s fun to guess, and it’s fun to see how all of the different story lines play out because she’s dating and engaged to a Prince. I mean, what could be better than that? But then you realize that the fairytale isn’t 100 percent perfect. It’s not real. Her and Chuck have had ups and downs, and I think that as much as everyone loves them together, having them have time apart has actually helped Blair grow, and it’s weirdly helped me grow too. The one relationship that I would love to see play out is Blair and Dan … So, we’ll see.”

So will Blair make it down the aisle? The 100th episode of ‘Gossip Girl’ airs Mon., Jan. 30 at 8PM on the CW.

source: aoltv.com


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11 thoughts on “10 Things to know about Blair’s Wedding

  1. Nichole says:

    Oh, Leighton! I love that you are always candid about things, but I really, really, really have to disagree about the “the one relationship that I would love to see play out is Blair and Dan…So, we’ll see.” Leigh, honey, no one wants to see that. No. one. LOL

  2. Milou says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the producers of the show have asked the cast to make sure to please every fanbase once in a while.. So I don’t think (or really hope) Leighton doesn’t think Blair and Dan should be together.. They are so wrong for each other..

    What I’m still confused about is the wedding date. A couple of episodes ago, the invitations were sent, and I’m pretty sure the invitation said the wedding would be somewhere in November.. But now they say Blairs wedding will be on the 100th episode in January. Why not put the date of the episodes airdate on the invitation..? It must be the same wedding, cause they said it’s the royal wedding..

    • Milou says:

      oops.. I don’t think, she doesn’t think? Ofcourse I meant ‘I don’t think (or really hope) Leighton thinks Blair and Dan should be together..’

  3. El says:

    Hm, so she will be walking down “a couple of times” (i.e. two times).
    One will be a dream (the pics that we saw of her running away), and the other one will be “real”.

    I re-read the tvline article, and found something to be interesting.

    “And the groom? Why it’s none other than Prince Louis. “The big event in the 100th episode is Blair’s wedding,” confirms exec producer Josh Safran, adding that the royal nups will be “big and lavish and twisty and juicy.””

    Safran himself doesn’t say anything about Louis or a royal wedding; the writer of the article has added those details. Did I miss another article where Safran said it would be with Louis? Maybe my memory is failing me…

    I think it’s a stretch, but maaaaybe Chuck is the one at the end of the altar. Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but:

    1) Blair now realizes that Chuck has had nothing but good intentions all along. They wouldn’t show this plot for nothing. It either has to do with him being a father, or mature enough to be a husband.
    2) Next week’s episode (with Chuck saying the “with me” comment) will put more doubts into Blair’s mind, combined with the fact that she doesn’t fully trust Louis right now.
    3) Tying in #2, there aren’t that many episodes before the wedding, so it seems unlikely for Blair to fully trust and be happy with Louis again.
    4) Ed saying that ‘fans will be happy’ by the end of the hour. Now this could mean a lot of things, but I’m going with that he’s the one at the end of the altar. *fingers crossed* lol

    Yeah, I’m not good with speculations, but I gave it a try, 😉

  4. Ellie says:

    omg I am just dying at the tension. Chair is my otp, Luis is such a backstabber (and unlike Chuck, he pretends he isn’t, which is worse), and Dan and Blair is just no. Serena and dan were a thing, and ex-boyfriends are just off limits to friends. I mean that’s just like the rules of feminism or something.

    Eurggghhh Chuck and Blair just admit it’s your baby already!

    • El says:

      Yes, but this show doesn’t care about the rules lol. ;p
      I think that’s why SO many people are turned off by this show. The hook-ups and break-ups can be a little over-the-top at times…

  5. El says:

    By the way, did anyone else notice that Blair didn’t mention her baby/pregnancy during last night’s episode? Maybe I missed it…

    I just find it odd that she mentioned her pregnancy multiple times during last week’s episode, yet during all other episodes, there’s hardly any mention of it.

    Hm, maybe there is a significance to 5×07… but what ……….. I’m not good with speculations! lol

    • El says:

      Here’s an attempt though:

      5×07 revolved Blair not being able to accept the new, good Chuck… kind of like she knew that he was the father, and wanted to once and for all determine if he fully changed. I don’t think it was just to see if he still had feelings for her.

  6. Ellie says:

    haha, I was joking. It’s a mean girls quote 😛

    But as to the baby thing – she kept holding her tummy, and din’t take champagne, so the references to the baby were there if not overly explicit!

    Why isn’t it next weeks episode already? I have no patience D:

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