I don’t even know who to begin this post because quite frankly I’m disgusted. And it’s all because of this quote:
“Blair‘s engaged to a prince, so what could be better than that? But then you realize that the fairytale isn’t 100-percent perfect.” So which gent does she think could offer a better chance at giving the would-be princess a happy ending? “Her and Chuck have had ups and down, and as much as everyone loves them together I think that them having time apart has actually helped Blair grow — and weirdly helped me grow, too,” the actress offered. She then continued, “The one relationship I’d love to see play out is Blair and Dan — just selfishly, honestly, because I love working with Penn. So we’ll see!”
I’m not angry about what she has said, it’s the amount of hate Leighton has got for saying this. To be honest I don’t mind this quote, and I definitely wouldn’t stop liking Leighton because of it. She says Chuck and Blair needed to be apart and Blair has benefited it. In 4.09 4.22 even this season with the number of times Chuck has let Blair go because he loves her, this is why they grew apart. They needed to work on themselves so that eventually they could return back together. ‘I need to be Blair Waldorf before I can become Chuck bass’ girlfriend.’ In terms of implying to ‘helped me grow too’ Leighton could have been talking about anything. Maybe it was getting the chance to work with more actors, such as Hugo or even having the chance to do different SL’s such as the baby one.
Whenever you see Leighton on set with her cast mates, you ALWAYS see a smile on her face and always joking around with them. I think she does love working with Penn, and you can see it in bloopers and BTS pictures. They’re always smiling with each other and getting along, how is that such a bad thing? “The one relationship I’d love to see play out is Blair and Dan.” IMO I don’t know why some fans have got so angry/hurt/upset about Leighton saying this. When Leighton says ‘relationship’ how do we know that she’s talking about this in the romantic sense because she always talks about Dan/Blair being good for each other in the friendship sense. ‘Plays out’ This means so see where it heads, and as I have said many times before I can see them becoming a more important friendship than Blair/Serena. Dan is the one Blair trusts and who she feels she can go to look for advice.
However I don’t know where some fans have got the impression that Leighton does not like working with Ed anymore. I have seen a myriad of tweets/posts on tumblr bashing or just harassing Leighton about what’s she has said and I just find it a real shame. I mean just because she didn’t mention Ed doesn’t mean she doesn’t like working with him anymore. For the past past five years in interviews, photoshoots, BTS photos you can see how much she loves him. And during the cutting of the cake yesterday they were standing next to each other.
Also have some fans forgotten the amount of times she (and Ed) have talked about Chuck and Blair and how much they both love them?
Honestly even if she was partly told what to say ect or if that was her actual thoughts, isn’t Leighton allowed to have an opinion? I’m tired of Leighton getting all this hate, just chill out and remember what both Leighton, Ed and the writers have said many times in the past. “The thing that fans should know that hopefully is reassuring, is that Chuck and Blair are always top of mind to me and Stephanie, to the writers. There’s been a long-term plan in place since the beginning of the show about them as a couple, and Chuck and Blair will always be top of mind.” - Josh Schwartz
Just remember this “We have some amazing Chuck and Blair scenes coming up in the next couple of episodes.. The Chuck and Blair relationship is really fun and something that wasn’t in the books, but came out of Leighton and Ed Westwick’s chemistry.” - Stephanie Savage
And this Ed Westwick did have a small nugget for fans of Chuck and Blair, saying — without specifics — that they will likely find themselves pleased by the end of the hour. “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,