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Gina Torres: Gossip Girl's Latest Star!

Gina Torres: Gossip Girl's Latest Star!

Gina Torres will star in the upcoming season of Gossip Girl as the mother of Vanessa (Jessica Szohr).

According to TV Guide, Gina will play Gabriela Abrams, “a free spirit, former Brooklynite who lives ‘off the grid’ in Vermont and has definite opinions about things, especially concerning her daughter.”

Gina, who starred in Alias and Firefly, is married to Laurence Fishburne (CSI, The Matrix).

The season 3 premiere of Gossip Girl airs on Monday, Sept. 14 at @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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  • tt

    interesting…

  • a

    OM-EFFING-G, just when i thought i couldn’t love gossip girl more, they bring on ZOE FROM FIREFLY!!!!!!

  • S

    Love Gina, Hate Vanessa. Can’t believe they’re wasting someone of her caliber on the most hated character ever. They’re going WAY OVERBOARD trying to make Vanessa likable. It’s NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.

  • Que

    ^ Why is Jessica the most hated character?

  • kenza

    That sounds cool. More Jessica featured.

  • Tommie

    Wow, that Jessica girl is so ugly!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/08/17/brian-austin-green-is-metallo-first-pic/#comments heckler

    Jessica… Now there’s a Trannie…

  • jesse

    Buy Britney Spears Blackout on September 25th

  • russian girl

    Omg Does they really think we need Vanessa’s mother?? Oh please. We don’t need even this boring and not pretty Vanessa. Blair&Chuck, Serena are stunning. Lily and Dan’s dad it’s Ok. But Vanessa’s family? Please, NO.

  • ****

    She’s gorgeous, she has gravitas and she has this presence. I loved her as the benevolent goddess Jade when she was on Angel.

  • reba

    I don’t watch the show. Is this Jessica character black or half black on the show?

  • russian girl

    @reba #11
    half black I guess. Everyone in this show has white and black side in their natural.)

  • ANN

    Vanessa Abrams is the best gossip girl character. I love her. So happy for more Vanessa in season 3. HATERS keep hating we do not care.
    <3 Jessica Szohr,she is gorgeous.

  • bella

    i think jessica is beautiful

  • mailey

    It works, they look alike.
    But yah, absolutely everyone hates Vanessa’s character. She needs to be written off the show forever.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    god i hate that woman! i hated every episode she did on angel. ugh!

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @mailey: they look alike?!? you blind bish. you should be beaten and whipped for that.

  • Amy

    Vanessa does not have 3 haters. She has 3 fans. Sadly but true. And I think this show is trying too much to make her likable. People hate her. My sister changes the channel when she’s on. Stop waisting screen time with her. And by the way, that woman is prettier than Vanessa. She looks cleaner too.

  • a

    @S:

    AMEN, s. you hit the fugly, self-righteous, hypocritical brooklyn nail on its frizzed out head, everything you said was so true.

  • Delia

    Gina is a good actress. Too bad I could care less about the character she is coming on to help boost.

  • christine

    THAT’S GREAT! I LIKE JESSICA SZOHR AND HER CHARACTER. AND I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT GINA TORRES WAS BEAUTIFUL, WITH HER GORGEOUS LIPS AND GREAT FIGURE. I THINK THEY MAKE A GREAT MOTHER-DAUGHTER PAIR.
    NOW…. WHO’S THE DAD?

  • Saudia

    awesome!! Her storyline sounds really interesting .. can’t wait for season 3!

  • Hey

    Speak for your self!HATERS… Vanessa Abrams has fans.. Gossip girl is not chair. Get over your self. The girl is stunning! V is the only real character in the show.If you do not like her than why you even comment??? :@
    You are funny.. Lol…
    I am happy.one off my top GG character is getting finaly her only storyline .

  • cecile

    my god ! i don’t hate Vanessa but do we really need to have her mother ??? REALLY ??
    I’m excited about Serena’s dad but Vanessa’s mom… Come on…. who cares?

  • Status quo

    Hmm look like Jess kind of fried her hair a bit with a relaxer. Should have used a weaker one….sad. She’s exotic. I think she’s gorgeous but I guess that’ s just my personal opinion.

  • jesus juice.

    lol yall leave jessica alone. she’s gorg and have an interesting look.
    yay im glad more black faces are showing in gg.

  • gigi

    ALL THE COMPLAINING ABOUT A FICTIONAL CHARACTER IS NOT GOING TO MAKE GOSSIP GIRL WRITERS BEND AT YOUR WILL. GET OVER YOURSELVES.

  • My child

    Yes . I love Vanessa . :-)

  • Queen bee

    I really like Jessica, and she’s pretty for me. But GOD her character is beyond annoying. Almost 80% of the people who whatches this show hates Vanessa. She’s a bad written character, nothing like the book!Vanessa, even Cecily said that she didn’t liked tvshow!Vanessa, that says something people.
    They’re trying so hard to make people like her and it’s not going to happen, never.

  • Vanessa f

    Ok. Why so match hate? Vanessa is the most real character in gossip girl. Get over your self.
    I thing gossip girl is not only chair.:@ oh i am tired with they storylines.I am tired with Haters. And you are ugly…jess is gorgeous. She was a model since she was 17. Get a life. V will rock these season. Who cares about your opinion?

  • http://weightloss-help.info suppress your appetite

    Love her!

  • Beckkidd

    @russian girl:

    Surprise, surprise! Everyone is glorious and great except for any of the character of color. What’s that called again?…..

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