Kissing Leighton: Gossip Girl Co-Stars Weigh in on Love Triangle

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Chuck and Blair. Dan and Blair.

The show's uber-popular duos obviously involve the same woman, and have polarized respective segments of the fan base. Does Chair still stand a chance after last night's episode? What about Dair?

Yes, we know she's still engaged to Louis. But come on now.

At last week's party marking the completion of the show's milestone January episode (check out these 100th episode spoilers), Leighton Meester shared her thoughts on B's relationships with each.

Now do her co-stars feel about the characters' progression?

Dan, Blair and Chuck

"I think they will always have feelings for each other in a certain capacity," Penn Badlgey says of Dan and Blair. "I can't really say where it is going to go, nor do I know...They have had plans for them since the beginning, only in the sense that they are a certain intellectual match for one another."

"I think Dan is unfortunate in the sense that he loves Blair and I think Blair is his soul mate - but he is not Blair's soul mate, because Blair and Chuck belong with each other, obviously. I think that the fans all love Chuck and Blair together, but you know, maybe you're wrong."

So is Penn upset, as Dan is, that he may not be Blair's soul mate?

"Well, that is my personal opinion, but my opinions are biased," he says. "They are an intellectual match for one another and even though it's not physical, it's this completely heady thing - which I think is fun because it's a show with heady, campy dialogue. I think they fit together well in that sense - that they don't fit together and all they do is bicker. I think that's fun for people to watch."

Ed Westwick, meanwhile, says Chuck is still "very much" in love with Blair.

The actor says he "no idea" what the future holds for Chair, but he, like many fans, personally hopes they find their way back to each other in the end. "Yeah, I like kissing Leighton," he says.

"She's so great. Leighton is gorgeous. I like working with her. She's very talented and she's fantastic to work with. Sure, why not?" As for what's coming up, he adds: "It’s difficult for me to speculate as to the opinions of fans ... but I don’t think they’re going to be disappointed, for sure."

Your thoughts? Who do you think belongs with Blair?

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In the end, it has to be Chuck and Blair :)


Penn got it right, Chuck and Blair are soul mates and we all know they belong together. I voted Chuck Bass ,of course.


Love that Penn said that Chuck and Blair are meant to be together. I think it is only a matter of time. Chuck and Blair have a sparkle that no other Gossip Girl pairing has and it really is just a matter of time.


chair is forever, that's all i have to say. and just a simple look between them proves it.


I will always love Chair, and I will never be able to explain how much. They are the core of Gossip Girl, and just the thought of Dair makes me, well, sad. 'Cause really, that means that ALL of these seasons have been in vain, because all of these seasons have been a huge build up to the epic love that Chair is, and will forever be. Leighton and Ed's chemistry is beyond words. Every look between Chuck and Blair is on fire. Their love is magnetic - will it really lose to an 'intellectual' fling?


I think Penn really gets it. Dan and Blair make good friends, but it takes more than intellectual compatibility and common interests to make two people fall in love... especially when one of them is clearly in love with someone else, and always will be.


I'm a Chair fan so I voted Chuck, and I do get the appeal of Dair and wouldn't mind them in a relationship as long as Chair is endgame. But what weirdo voted for Louis, seriously? He has gone from hero to creepy in about two episodes and before then he was boring!


does chair still stand a chance after last night's episode? the same episode where louis was a douche, dan was a freak, and chuck was flawless? uh, my guess is HELL YEAH. CHAIR FTW




I'm just going to say look at what is happening with Louis and Blair. There is no way she and Dan would work out much differently. Yes, Dan and Blair might be on the same intellectual level, but that doesn't mean they belong together. Chuck is certainly not lacking any intellectual acumen. He might not be interested in independent films or literature, but that doesn't mean he couldn't understand them. He and Blair have similar interests in life, not just films and books. And while, Chuck acted terribly in the past so has Blair. He is now trying to make a change and the bottom line is he has grown up and is been willing to do whatever it take to ensure Blair's happiness. I'm pretty sure the same could not be said of Dan. Of all the characters I think Dan can be the most selfish, judgmental and self-righteous, which sounds a lot like Louis.

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