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Michelle Trachtenberg Joins 'Gossip Girl'

Michelle Trachtenberg Joins 'Gossip Girl'

Buffy alum Michelle Trachtenberg is joining the cast of Gossip Girl, reports TV Guide.

Trachtenberg, 22, will play Georgina Sparks, a troublemaker from Serena’s (Blake Lively) past. Mischa Barton reportedly turned down the role.

You just know there’s going to be a Blair (Leighton Meester) and Georgina showdown!!!

Michelle‘s comeback career since 2003′s Buffy is certainly starting to take off! She’s also starring alongside teen heartthrob Zac Efron in 17 Again, out in August.

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  • go sox

    Worst acted show on TV.

  • e l e n a

    shes beautiful!

  • ahm

    never seen GG

  • Linda

    UGH! She’s Georgina? Now I really DO think Mischa should’ve took the role. Georgina is supposed to be really beautiful and very has a woman look and body. Is Nate gonna fall for this Georgina?????

  • vy

    mischa would have been better..
    its interesting tho

  • suzy

    I love her she has great style.

  • Arab.Aquarius
  • lip

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  • McLovin

    “Now I really DO think Mischa should’ve took the role.”

    She turned it down. Not the maker’s fault.

    Anyway, I love Trachtenberg. This show just keeps getting better and better. Too bad it’s up against Canterbury’s Law

  • kat

    going back to tv huh?

  • click

    nice she sure could make things happen… :D love it

  • Alèxia

    Great for Michelle. Dawn was my fave character!

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    i don’t like or dislike this girl. but couldn’t they get someone… better? maybe… um, better looking (sexy) maybe… a better actress….?

    i’m sure she’ll do fine, or they’ll kill her off (i hope). anyone’s better than barton.

  • Sheldon

    Looks like she took up Mischa’s role, lol

  • Kyle

    I love her!!!!

  • lore

    i love GG

  • asa**adad**

    OMG EWWW. she’s sooo ugly and i hated her on Buffy. Mischa Barton would have been 10000 times better. ugh, she’s gonna make gg horrible, and i absolutely love it ):

  • Laura

    God, lucky girl working with Zac and Chace lol.

    Erm, she’s a good actress. She’ll be fine. It’s not a main character role.

    A MILLION times better than Mischa Barton ever was or ever will be at acting.

  • ?

    yay i cant wait

  • annika

    Nooo, she’s such a horrible actress and Gorgina is supposed to be blonde!! Terrible casting.

  • Tracy

    Ugh. She sucked on Buffy and she’s ugly.

  • sara

    Nooooo! She’s annoying and she can’t act.

  • Teresita

    In the books, Georgina is someone Nate starts dating after meeting her in rehab.

  • summer

    Nope Annika, in the books Georgina looks a lil like snow white. She’s described as having black hair and pale white skin. She’s really messed up on drugs in the book.

  • buffy

    she’s an extremely untalented actor, who marked the demise of buffy, the greatest show on earth … she’ll probably mark the recession of GG too.

  • gaki

    I think she looks better than Mischa Barton.

  • carly

    Nooo! Mischa should’ve took the role instead of her. She doesn’t look like a gossip girl type at all.
    Is it a permanant role? Or just a couple of episodes?

  • Sophia

    It’s only a recurring role. She shouldn’t be around long. I’m not worried. I haven’t seen much of this girl but I’m sure she’s a better actress than Mischa. She fits the physical description of book!Georgina. Although, I believe there taking her in a whole new direction on the show.

    *shrugs* I don’t care. As long as she doesn’t mess with Blair.

  • the shiznack

    she was hot in Eurotrip

    but i hated her squeaky yelps on buffy

    woah i just remebered Harriet the Spy – i havent seen that for donkeys all i remember is Sport and the blue paint

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    i see they got a girl who wasn’t all to attractive, so no more attention would be taken from meester. with blake being the hottest girl on the show (by far) and getting all the attention they need someone who will make meester look a little better .

  • Kim

    cool! i love her and she was really good in buffy! i’m glad to see she’s getting more roles, mischa or any o.c. star doesn’t work for me, i know josh created both shows, and i didn’t like the o.c. so i hope they let any of those crazy people on here..i like the “new comers” on gossip girl!

  • ♥XAndra♥

    ooh, she is??…can’t wait to see her there,…she ussually plays a goody2x role..can’t wait to see her mean side on screen….
    PS: Cant wait for the Sparks & Waldorf =}

  • annika

    @ Summer: Hm, okay. I always pictured her blonde.
    It still doesn’t change the fact that MT cannot act for her life. She’s just terrible. And she doesn’t look beautiful enough to pass as a Snow White.

  • Bea

    ugh. I don’t like either her or Mischa. One of the reasons gg works is because all of the actors are relatively new. I hope she doesn’t have a big part. OR steal scenes away from blair because let’s be real…those are the best.

  • geniass

    Eh…bad casting. They need an actress with more sass.

  • Hulla

    She’s beautiful.

  • paty

    Didn’t watch Buffy, so I have no opinion on her acting, but wow, that is one ugly girl.

  • annaspain

    i prefer misha barton..michelle is really gorgeous..and obviously misha …i dont know…she and nate are couple???…i hope not…..jenny and the best couple!!!!….but taylor(jenny)misha or michellee are beautiful and really good actress…and michelle are really,really good luck…she work with zac efron and chace crawford….waou zac efron…but zanessa _4ever!!

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  • SRN

    the girl is gorge. y’all are crazy.

  • Kara

    MUCH better choice than Misha Barton (worst.actress.ever).

    I can’t wait for Gossip Girl to be back on MONDAY April 21s on CW!!

  • suzzie

    I THINK SHE WILL BE GREAT! it looks so creepy. what do u think happened?

  • francis kenrick

    beautiful michelle trachtenberg is a top quality lady and actress who should have a weekly role on gossip girl everyone should check out her recent work as fiona in the play the giver in sarasota florida her performance is excelent

  • courtney

    i have never seen gossip girl but i might start to watch it and i love michelle trachtenberg and blake lively their really pretty and great actresses

  • cheryl

    i still remember her in nicolodeon’s PETE and PETE