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Leighton Meester Interview -- Exclusive

Leighton Meester Interview -- Exclusive

Leighton Meester gives Just Jared an exclusive interview during NY Fashion Week at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge at NYC’s Bryant Park on Wednesday (September 16). Here’s what the 23-year-old Gossip Girl actress revealed after attending the 3.1 Phillip Lim show:

JJ: Your stylist Logan Horne boy was featured on tastemaster Scott Schuman’s fashion blog The Sartorialist.

LM: Yeah, he showed me! It’s cute. He’s a cutie pie.

JJ: You’ve been attending a few fashion shows this week. When you see a look you like, do you put in a request?

LM: Well, the other night, someone asked me how I dressed myself and I was, like, “My stylist dresses me” but I’d say it’s, like, 80-90% him and the rest is me because I’m very open-minded and we’re always on the same page – just very open-minded and it’s fun.

JJ: You went to a fashion show with Rachel McAdams – how was that?

LM: Altuzarra! Yeah, I met her there and she was nice – [photographers] are always, like, “Can we take a picture together?” but I can’t even describe it. She’s so beautiful in person! Very nice, too.

(Click inside for more of‘s exclusive interview with Leighton Meester…)

Leighton Meester Interview — Exclusive

JJ: How was your Fashion’s Night Out at Bergdorf Goodman?

LM: Yeah, I was working all day long and Alexandre Birman, the shoe designer, I’ve been wearing his shoes a lot – [Logan and I] discovered them and they’re really, really good! I’ve actually been wearing them on the show a lot also. He’s Brazilian and he’s so funny because he and his whole group are Brazilians are so warm and so nice and very sassy. And my stepmother and stepsisters are Brazilian – my dad’s married to a Brazilian woman.

JJ: Do they speak Portuguese?

LM: They speak Portuguese – I know, like, two words because my brother’s baby – he has three children and they’re highly encouraged to speak Spanish, so if I’m going to know any language, it’s going to be Spanish, not Portuguese… and Portuguese is difficult.

JJ: What was it like presenting with Jack Black at the 2009 MTV VMAs?

LM: Lots of fun! He’s really funny. They told me that he was going to be dressed like his character, but… (laughs)

JJ: Where are you with your new album?

LM: It’s hard to say because I’m still working on it so much. I could stop now because I think I have enough material but I’ve come to a point where I’m slowing down. I’m still in the studio all the time working and writing and tweaking but it’s really, really fun.

JJ: Do you have an album title yet?

LM: Yeah, I think I figured it out but I can’t tell you yet. (laughs). Soon!

JJ: If you could encapsulate the essence of your album in one word, what would the word be?

LM: I think that the music itself is very, very fun for the most part. I have a few more ballady, emotional songs. But lyrically, it’s a little more docile – the music is very fun. I guess it’s dance music – it’s electro-driven but it’s still soft.

JJ: Is your leaked song Body Control going to be on the album?

LM: I’m not sure now because obviously somebody leaked it. It kind of sucks, but what can you do? But I was really happy because everyone loves it and I have a Twitter and everybody was always, like, “we love that song!” so it was nice to hear. It kinda did suck that I didn’t have any control over that. I did not have body control over that.

JJ: The next song you leak should be leaked to

LM: If I ever leaked the music! I don’t know who did it. I think somebody hacked the producer who made the track. It happens all the time, which really sucks, but what are you going to do?

Also pictured below: Olivia Thirlby.

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  • kara

    I think she should fire her stylist ..

  • jdub

    loveee leighton meester, but she looks haggard in these pics

  • liz

    whatevers, she is so naturally beautiful and such a cute interviewee.

  • liz

    how was she in person, jared?

  • Dieter

    JARED !!!!!! Did you have a grab on the terrific hot ass of her’s !!!!!!!!!

  • lexy

    Is that Jared with her?

  • Becki

    love her

  • Becki

    love her

  • chace

    lovely girl

  • notice

    lol @ her saying she discovered a She also prolly knew that song was going to be leaked didn’t she play it at some club a few months ago.

  • dundies


  • mini

    she has flawless skin!

  • Lucas

    Portuguese is veeeeeery difficult. I’m Brazilian and I know!

  • ms

    she is natuarlly beatiful .. I really love leighton meester .. she is my idol <3

  • serena

    i love Leighton.

  • ms

    yeah and I forgot to thank jared about intreviewing her .. she is such an amazing girl .. gotta love her (L)

  • liz

    @notice: didnt she say she discover his shoes? she didnt claim she made him or anything. you guys will just reach for anything. and previewing tracks at a club doesn’t mean she has control over the leak.

  • caduca

    She not going to at Paris Fashion Week? ……..She is lovely

  • ahah

    Blair ♥ Leighton

  • diva

    cute interview love her and the outfit!

  • pup

    She’s 24?! Wow. Wouldn’t have guessed it. She looks amaze!

  • ms

    no no she is still 23 .. she doesn’t turn 24 yeat !!

  • Tortora

    Looks harsh.

  • lakers fan in boston

    for once i actually like what she’s wearing
    i usually think she tries 2 hard 2 look good but this 1 is actually good imo
    she looks good altho she does look tired, love yah leighton =]

  • essie

    i hate her SO much.

    and yes i am jealous lol

  • Maedy

    leighton is natural beauty

  • Chau

    Copying Michelle Obama with the belt over the cardigan eh?

  • love.

    i heart jared! ur so handsome!!!!!
    love love love

  • brooke

    she’s nice not beautiful
    if you compare her with sophia bush big Difference
    Quoted sophia ,leighton is ugly

  • mike

    Who is justjared in these pictures? He or She have been taking pictures but i have not seen his own picture here.


    I tave a girl crush on her – and I don’t get girl crushes. She’s naturally very pretty.

  • kay

    Blake Lively is SO much prettier than Leighton!!!!
    Blake has a gorgeous body with long legs and is very kind and sweet.
    And unlike Leighton, Blake didn’t have naked pics taken of her.
    Plus, Blake is more famous than her.

  • wow

    i think she is ok,not beautiful not ugly

    But she is better on the show.

    Yeah ,that blonde on the show is much prettier than her ,but more boring than her her

    The Blonde on GG,beautiful not talented

  • jenny


    Def,sophia bush also much prettier than Leighton ,But this is not sophia bush ‘s thread

    However ,Leighton is a clever girl ,and can act .

    People love the normal girl ,Leilei just so down to earth ,she is nice but not beautiful

  • Telli

    I personally too think that Blake is better. Blake Lively is more talented than Leighton. Out of all the girls on GG, Blake is my favorite. And Blake has a really good sense of style too. And she seems like a really nice girl.

  • liz


    how do you know she doesn’t?
    does having nudes and a sex life make her less of a person? that oscar winning screen writer for milk has nudes of him leaked, too, are you going to discredit him?

    leighton could have been a porn star and she’ll still be better than blake, to be honest.

  • liz


    how do you know she doesn’t?
    does having nudes and a sex life make her less of a person? that oscar winning screen writer for milk has nudes of him leaked, too, are you going to discredit him?

    leighton could have been a in the x x x industry and she’ll still be better than blake, to be honest.

  • BIa

    portuguese is not this hard….if she can learn spanish she learn portuguese they are very similar……..and why the kids wanna know spanish if they are half brazilians?

    very nice shoes by the way….brasil rocks….

  • Lil

    I disagree with you leighton is way much prettier than blake and also more talanted than blake !!!!

  • Steph

    she couldn’t be lovelier!!! check out leighton and rachel both in all of my fashion week coverage:

  • sara


    would you please respect yourself so others can respect you. Sorry to say that if you’re gonna compare between Blake and Leighton, that’s gonna be a silly thing. You know why ?? coz each one is different and both are beautiful and its all about different taste of peaple to choose who’s better. Please don’t let others to see you as a stupid person with a stupid comment. If you like Blake go & comment on any article about her without insulting others. As for me I do believe that Blake is pretty but I see Leighton is prettier, but that doesn’t mean I’ll go& insult Blake. As for the pictures you saw, I don’t think that people are perfect & you don’t know if it’s real or not coz I can make your picture seems real and naked & we may see your picture one day, so please don’t think that you are better than other people. O.K
    take care !!

  • LolaSvelt

    She definitely shouldn’t fire her stylist…she seems to be one of few young actresses who are actually taking risks and is not following the herd!

  • lol

    Most of leighton’s clothes absolutely SUCK. She’s great on GG but a bad outfit is a bad outfit no matter who puts its on. She looks real cute here though.

  • Marb

    please, I want body control on her album!
    oh, leighton and olivia, love it.

  • interneta pieslēgums

    I like Meester as much as i like her character on gossip girl.
    She’s smart and funny ;)

  • suppress your appetite

    She is so pretty.