Gossip Girl casting director David Rapaport dished about the Gossip Girl spinoff centered on Serena’s mom, Lily van der Woodsen, with a pilot that starred Brittany Snow Krysten Ritter. “I recall for that.” Dakota JohnsonIt was in Rooney Mara“He recalled about the casting process, recalling that he was able to remember other notable women at the time but not having the same kind of stature.

He told host Jessica Szohr, “And you know who did the best read for that? You’re my friend, and I’m going to tell you. Nina DobrevIt was one the most impressive auditions that I have ever seen for any role, but especially that particular part.

David claimed that he phoned the network to tell them “She’s a Super Star.” David recalled the conversation years later on the podcast, that “She doesn’t look like” Kelly RutherfordShe was to have been a young Kelly Rutherford so it is hard to know where we’d cast her. But she must be on your radar. And you need to do something to help her. It was just me that I remember thinking: ‘I’m going to think back on this girl in two years and say, Oh God, I missed that chance.’ It was amazing!