In line with Josh, casting Ed Westwick within the collection “was a complete state of affairs.” Not solely had the English actor initially auditioned for the a part of Nate Archibald and misplaced it to Chace Crawford, however his function of Chuck Bass almost went to anyone else as effectively.

“He obtained solid as Chuck after which could not get his visa to return shoot within the U.S. in time, as a result of he was a residents of the U.Ok.,” Josh recalled on an episode of the XOXO with Jessica Szohr podcast, including that the community was pressuring him to recast the half.

“They have been saying to us as we obtained nearer and nearer to start out of the pilot, ‘Guys, it is advisable work out who your back-up Chuck is gonna be as a result of we do not suppose that is gonna work out,'” Josh remembered. “And we have been identical to, ‘There isn’t any backup Chuck. It is Ed.'”

Since Josh and his co-creator, Stephanie, have been adamant on having Ed play Chuck, the community waited for his visa to get authorised.