6 “Gossip Girl” Side-By-Sides Of The Original Cast Vs. The Reboot Cast

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Good morning, Upper East Siders! Gossip Girl (2.0) is back!

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The new series started streaming on HBO Max yesterday, and we've been introduced to a whole new cast of characters (with a few brief mentions of the old).

The new cast of Gossip Girl gathered around the courtyard at school
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While the reboot features completely different characters, there's no denying the similarities between them and some of the original personalities we grew to love.

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In honor of the reboot's release, here are side-by-sides of the 2021 cast in their pilot vs. the OG 2007 cast:

Jordan Alexander and Blake Lively

So far, Julien (Jordan Alexander) seems way more level-headed than the ever-dramatic Serena (Blake Lively), but they both struggle with the battle between good vs. evil and whether they care more about upholding appearances or maintaining good relationships.

So far, Julien (Jordan Alexander) seems way more level-headed than the ever-dramatic Serena (Blake Lively), but they both struggle with the battle between good vs. evil and whether they care more about upholding appearances or maintaining good relationships.

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Savannah Smith and Leighton Meester

Monet (Savannah Smith) screamed Blair (Leighton Meester) to me from the moment she stepped on screen. The mannerisms, the desire to rule, the constant power play between her and those much more her senior — and, of course, her preppy style. 

Monet (Savannah Smith) screamed Blair (Leighton Meester) to me from the moment she stepped on screen. The mannerisms, the desire to rule, the constant power play between her and those much more her senior — and, of course, her preppy style.

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Eli Brown and Chace Crawford

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Two "poor little rich boys" with hearts of gold who have a tense family dynamic. In the 2007 pilot, it's already evident that Nate (Chace Crawford) is over Blair, the same way it's evident in the reboot that Obie (Eli Brown) is over Julien.

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Whitney Peak and Penn Badgley

The empathetic, hardworking,

The empathetic, hardworking, "good guy" characters, each from the "wrong side of the tracks" (aka Brooklyn). They both want to be part of the rich kids' world while still retaining their sense of self.

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Emily Alyn Lind and Taylor Momsen

In terms of looks, these two feel spot-on. I think the similarity in their personality lies in their desperate need for attention and their angsty energy.

In terms of looks, these two feel spot-on. I think the similarity in their personality lies in their desperate need for attention and their angsty energy.

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Thomas Doherty and Ed Westwick

Ah yes, the sexually promiscuous

Ah yes, the sexually promiscuous "bad boy"–type characters. Both Max (Thomas Doherty) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) love to party and don't take themselves too seriously. And based on that scene between Audrey and Max, it seems that Max may follow in Chuck's footsteps and be the character who stirs up trouble just for the fun of it.

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