Chace Crawford and Penn Badgley Adjust to Spotlight

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Does Chace Crawford mind his new role as a television heart throb? Not exactly.

"I can't complain" Crawford said during a recent interview.

From there, though, the young actor did complain. Sort of. He said he wishes he could do other things with his character.

"I love the lighter scenes, I wish there was more of them," Crawford said.

The Cast

Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and the rest of the Gossip Girl cast are adjusting to the spotlight.

Penn Badgley, meanwhile, actually says his life isn't so different from before, despite the success of Gossip Girl.

"It's funny, people say it's a big hit, and they say things like, 'You're turning into a star,' but my life has not changed for the most part," he said. "We're working everyday, so we don't see it as much."

The reality of the show's popularity comes sharply into focus when the cast travels to the Upper East Side to shoot scenes on location, says Badgley.

"I'll get mobbed by literally 40 school girls. It's like being a full fledged star, and that's surreal.

Crawford can recall one specific incident that stood out as particularly strange.

"Me and Ed Westwick were walking to set, and fans were surrounding us, like this donut of walking girls."

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Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.