5 October 2012 12:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Forget about Gossip Girl and Blair Waldorf for a second. For the past several years, Leighton Meester has been the best thing in a number of movies, even if the movies themselves — Monte Carlo, The Roommate, Country Strong — weren't the best. Now she is finally in a film that seems to be worth it, the comedy-drama The Oranges. She plays a whip-smart, twentysomething girl who strikes up a relationship with the married older man (Hugh Laurie) across the street — a man who also happens to be her dad’s best friend. Vulture spoke with Meester about her new role, romancing Laurie, and why it's time for Gossip Girl to end.You did a couple of episodes of House, in which you played a girl with a crush on Dr. House. And now this.I think the only word to describe this turn of events, the fact that I did that »


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