You can't detach Gossip Girl from its two leads, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. They played Serena and Blair, and basically made our childhood. Well, David Rapaport, who has been the CW's casting director since 2008, helped cast them on the hit show — and he's telling Buzzfeed that the network initially had two totally different actresses in mind.
"I think the network initially pitched us Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis for Blair and Serena," he said.
"I love Rumer, she’s grown into quite an amazing actress and person, but that, to me, was based on protecting the investment of a television show where creatively, these lesser-known girls really captured the essence of the show and carried it for six years."
Well said! We honestly can't imagine anyone else playing these besties on TV.
Can you imagine Ashley or Rumer in Blake and Leighton's roles? Let us know in the comments!