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Jessica Szohr Speaks on Gossip Girl Departure

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As she told us in an exclusive interview this month, Jessica Szohr is ready to move on.

Along with Taylor Momsen, the actress will not appear as a series regular on Gossip Girl next season. But Szohr doesn't sound very broken up about the development.

"When I started the fourth season, I kind of had a talk with the producers," Szohr told E! News. "We didn't know what we were going to do with the characters. After playing someone for four years, it can be a little repetitive. So I was ready for a change."

Vanessa is Back! Yes!

The door remains open for Vanessa to show up again at some point, but the actress makes it sound like that's a long shot at best.

"I had so much fun and I made friends I'll have for a lifetime and it was so great to work in the city, but I got the most I could out of Vanessa."

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Gaby ee

Well, Jessica Szohr seems like a really nice girl, and leaving the show was the right decision. Four years is a lot of time and she wasn't gaining anything new. However, I will not deny that I disliked Vanessa very much and I'm glad the character is gone :P

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LMFAOOOOO : "We didn't know what we were going to do with the characters. After playing someone for four years, it can be a little repetitive. So I was ready for a change."
What do you do with a show when even the actors/actresses know everyone is lost and going around in circles?
And i'm sure the "little repetitive" was just her trying to be nice...
She may not achieved a lot of success outside TV range, but leaving this sinking ship was def. the best move for her career..

Aries93

Vanessa was gone along time ago. Her character changed dynamically from the outcast to the exact same as every other one of the characters - exactly like Jenny (who actually just became worse and even more disgusting - refer to raccoons).
I for one will miss what they could have done with Vanessa. Such as seeking redemption with her character and turning her back into the person she originally was, however, now that I guess she is gone, it just means that we'll never actually see it.
I for one will miss not seeing her get abused by every other character on the show (every episode she appears in or is mentioned in), but like I said above; Vanessa was gone along time ago. So it's no upsetting news to me at all that she's gone.

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