It’s no secret that Privileged star Joanna Garcia has booked a multiple-episode arc on Gossip Girl a love interest for Chace Crawford’s Nate Archibald but her story line is being kept under wraps. Still, that hasn’t stopped curious fans from wondering what’s in store for her character Bree Buckley, who is being described by various websites as a cheeky politically progressive, “slightly evil Miss America-type who hails from a conservative Southern family.”
In an interview with Latina.com, Garcia clarifies something about her Gossip Girl character and dishes on what’s it like to kiss one of the show’s hunks.
Warning: This article may contain spoilers!!!
While the Privileged star has proven that she can stir trouble and captivate viewers as a blonde, Garcia insists that Bree isn’t a bad girl.
“That’s kind of a big myth! She certainly is not a bad girl at all! She comes from a different world–from a rival Texas elite family that has a lot of beef with the Archibalds. So there’s a lot of tension that comes from that, and there are some interesting stories that are a little dramatic. But there’s a great deal of getting along between Nate and Bree,” Garcia told Latina.com.
Garcia also notes that her Gossip Girl role is nothing like a Carrie Prejean clone.
“No. I don’t know where that leaked into the press,” she said. “She certainly isn’t a debutant or a beauty queen or anything like that. She’s very grounded, very sweet, and very smart. And she certainly isn’t blonde!”
Since Garcia has been cast to play Nate’s love interest, the two have more scenes and, understandably, spend more time together.
“Chase and I have spent a ridiculous amount of time together, and he welcomed me with open arms,” Garcia said, adding that kissing Crawford is “everything you would imagine him to be, and more!”
At present, Garcia is only in for four episodes on Gossip Girl but the actress is open to the possibility of returning for more.
“For now it’s four, but there’s always the possibility of more. I would love to do more, simply because I love the people. I wish I could claim full responsibility for every decision made in my career. I have a team of people that have very brilliant opinions. The good thing is that the people on my team are in the Gossip Girl family, so hopefully I can talk them into letting me come and play,” she said.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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