Leighton Meester Brings Horror Show to Scary Flick
In a negligible attempt at celebrity goodwill, MTV implores Gossip Girl Leighton Meester to regard fates of numerous starlets before her who tried to awkwardly transition out of little-watched soaps into Hollywood legitimacy by way of poorly written thrillers — to varying degrees of success. Meester is set to star in
a remake of Single White Female The Roommate, a touching tale of love, deception and tragedy between Meester’s character and her psychotic roommate.
MTV makes case studies out of Jessica Biel (success!), Sarah Michelle Gellar (success!), Sophia Bush (fail!) and Katie Holmes (Scientologist!), but doesn’t necessarily consider the case of Meester’s uncredited GG costar Kristen Bell, who has awkwardly gone from Veronica Mars to a remake of Pulse. The biggest fear that remains isn’t whether Meester can cross over into cinema, but whether she can convincingly portray the vulnerability needed for her role. And also whether said “psychotic roommate” will turn out to be the subject of another unoriginal horror flick in the works. But these are big questions we don’t need to concern ourselves with. Especially since the film’s not out until next year anyway. Instead, revel in Blair Waldorf’s sparkling bitchery, as there was finally a new episode of Gossip Girl last night.