Leighton Meester grateful for fans
Leighton Meester feels lucky to have "amazing fans".
The 30-year-old actress thinks she is "different" now to when she played Blair Waldorf in ‘Gossip Girl’ and has "grown into" her new role in time travel comedy ‘Making History’, and thinks her loyal supporters will enjoy it too.
She said: "I think I’m different.
"I started ‘Gossip Girl’ 10 years ago when I was 20, and I’m 30 now.
"I loved doing it, and now I’m doing something else that I love, and something new that’s a little bit more my taste as a 30 year old, something I’ve grown into.
"I feel so lucky that I can have such amazing fans, and they either grew up with [the show] or they’re growing up with it now. I’ve also heard people say, ‘Oh, we watch that as a throwback.’ "
‘Making History’ is Leighton’s first role since she and husband Adam Brody welcomed their daughter Arlo into the world in August 2015 and she admits she had high standards in place when choosing what would bring her back to work.
She told Rogue magazine: "When I went into [the show], and when I decided that I wanted to work consistently on something [since becoming a mom], I had criteria. I read other [scripts] too, but this was just the one. It was love at first sight."
And the actress is "proud" to be a part of a show, which is about a professor who creates a device to change history and improve his life.
She said: "I’m proud to work on a show that uplifts the female lead and has a not-so-subtle yet approachable commentary on the treatment and mistreatment of women throughout the ages."