Gossip Girl fans were shocked when it was announced that Jessica Szohr wouldn't be returning as her character Vanessa Abrams for the fifth season of Gossip Girl. Luckily, Jessica isn't too bummed out about it.

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The Gossip Girl star has a lot on her plate — she'll be lighting up the silver screen in three movies later this year, Art Machine, Hirokin, and I Don't Know How She Does It.

"After playing someone for four years, it can be a little repetitive," Jessica admits. "I was ready for a change. I had so much fun and made friends I'll have for a lifetime, but I got the most I could out of Vanessa. I have two movies that I start in August and July, and a couple movies coming out in the next couple months."

Are you sad to see Jessica leave Gossip Girl? Or do you think it's time?

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