caught up with Leighton Meester after she released her new single "Somebody To Love"
last week, a collaboration with
singer Robin Thicke, but they had a lot more to ask about than her music!
Find out what the Gossip Girl
had to say "Behind Closed
Doors" about fresh flowers, fetishes, her favorite qualities in a man, and more, including that she believes in "undeniable chemistry."
No wonder she plays the part of Blair Waldorf opposite Chuck Bass so perfectly!
Do you have a morning bathroom routine? If
so what does it entail from when you get out of bed until you are
dressed for the day?
Leighton: I do exactly what everyone does, my butler
brings me breakfast in bed, and I get up when my massage is over.
Obviously not the case, I wake up early usually but occasionally get
days when I can sleep in, so by that time, it's unfortunate to say, I
check my phone and emails. Then I shower, clean my face with la roche
posay and dr haushka products, chanel also makes a great foaming
cleanser, brush my teeth, I decide what to wear, which is really fun
because I have a huge, fairly organized closet, my apartment's best
feature. If I have time I make a coffee. But I'm usually out the door
Buzznet: Who was your first kiss? Details ... How old were you? Where were you?
Leighton: I was 16, a guy I knew through friends from
school, he was walking me home from the movies, and I honestly was so
nervous and couldn't believe I was getting my first kiss, so I don't
remember much else but turning around and running home. People would
always play spin the bottle and truth or dare but I never went through
with it when it was my turn because I didn't want that to be my first
kiss. My friend from middle school and I were talking about that
recently, we were pretty much not interested in guys at that age.
Buzznet: What do you have hanging on your walls in your bedroom? Posters? Artwork?
Leighton: I have a beautiful oil painting my best
friend had made for me. He told the artist about me, my favorite colors
and poetry and she painted a large very special abstract work I have
hanging in my dining room. It came with a disc of the music she
listened to while painting it.
Buzznet: Do you have any fetishes? Any pet-peeves?
Leighton: I don't like when people bite their nails,
or have dirty fingernails. Fetishes? I have things I love like fresh
flowers and chocolate always on hand, as well as my obsession with True
Buzznet: What is the first quality you look for in the opposite sex?
Leighton: It's usually when I'm not looking, something
about someone will catch me off guard. I love talent and intelligence.
I believe in undeniable chemistry, it's the strongest, most
Buzznet: What do you wear to sleep at night?
Buzznet: Do you have a nickname?
Leighton: Lei, Lil Lei, Lei-Lei, Meanster, Meest, Mom...
Buzznet: What was your first job? What was your worst job?
Leighton: My first job was when I was eleven! I was in
the newspaper in a Bloomingdale's ad. It was when I first moved to New
York, I had no idea what I was doing. I've been acting since then, and
working non-stop since I was about 18, so I can't complain. I've been
writing and recording music for almost four years, and that's been the
outlet that's caused so much growth in me. I babysat a lot as a
Buzznet: What song do you know every word to, but are totally embarrassed that you know so well?
Leighton: 'Without You' by Mariah Carey, but I have no shame, I've listened to it to find emotion for scenes.
Buzznet: Which era do you most wish you lived in and why?
Leighton: I love ancient Roman history, my mom read us
books about it when we were kids. The Roman Republic was so advanced
scientifically. I love living now. People live similarly in every era.
Wake up in the morning, eat, work, love, entertain yourself. I like the
essence of the beat movement, I love love, and admire the movement of
equality, freedom of expression, and change.
Buzznet: Do you have any scars? If so what happened? If not name one imperfection on your body?
Leighton: I have a scar on my forehead from falling off the bed when I was a baby, my big brother has it too.
Buzznet: When you hear the word "oatmeal" what is the very first thing that comes to your mind?
-Meghan Carlson, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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