Gossip Girl: Chace Crawford Starts 'Footloose' Training
Gossip Girl: Chace Crawford Starts 'Footloose' Training
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Not a few Gossip Girls fans have noticed how Nate (Chace Crawford) had been a little scarce this season on the CW series. Except last episode's high-stakes poker game, Nate's storylines had been a little drab, and the more cynical Gossip Girl viewers will tell you that he'd been stuck in this rut ever since he started dating Vanessa (Jessica Szohr). Clearly, compared to the three other characters, his had clearly taken a backseat.

In something that can potentially compromise his Gossip Girl appearances even further, Crawford is set to begin training for the remake of Footloose in New York, while taping for the CW series.  "He's doing dance training and physical training," Footloose director Kenny Ortega told the BBC. "We have a great teacher working with him there - he wanted it, he loves it."

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Crawford took over the lead role for the remake when High School Musical star Zac Efron dropped out in March this year. He'll play Ren McCormack, the role made famous by Kevin Bacon. The movie is set for a summer 2010 release.

Why isn't Gossip Girl taking advantage of Chace's dancing ability? That can be one hell of a plot, perhaps even crazier than Chuck-kissing-another-guy plot that happened in the last episode.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: BBC
(Image courtesy of E! Online)

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