Top Stories

Katie Cassidy Covers Saturday Night Magazine

Katie Cassidy Covers Saturday Night Magazine

Katie Cassidy looks fierce in a Foley & Corinna v-neck in this photo for Saturday Night magazine.

Here’s what the 22-year-old Melrose Place actress had to say about playing the complex’s bad girl:

On comparisons between Melrose Place and Gossip Girl: “I think on a stylistic level it’s like the Westside Gossip Girl. It’s edgy, it’s cool, it’s dramatic, it’s young and fun and appeals to all different audiences. And Gossip Girl is really good at what they do, so I’m flattered to be compared to them.”

On playing a character who’s bisexual: “[Ella] is “try-sexual,” meaning she will try anything. She is so open and so free, you never what she is going to do. I think it comes from a place where she is desperately seeking love and acceptance from everyone around her. She doesn’t let anyone see the vulnerability that is there. She definitely puts her guard up and protects herself at all times.”

On what she thinks of the original Melrose Place: “I have actually never seen the original. I wasn’t allowed to when I was younger. My parents wouldn’t let me watch it. I haven’t had time to catch up with it. I didn’t want to watch it until we really get into things so it doesn’t have an effect on my performance…But now that I have had some time to sink into the character, I feel more comfortable going back and watching it and I will.”

For more from Katie, including a behind-the-scenes video, check out

Just Jared on Facebook
katie cassidy saturday night 01
katie cassidy saturday night 02
katie cassidy saturday night 03

Photos: Bobby Quillard/Saturday Night
Posted to: Katie Cassidy

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Zooey Deschanel's busy schedule is keeping her from appearing in court - TMZ
  • Trevor Jackson just landed a major new movie role - Just Jared Jr
  • Camille Grammer insinuates one of her RHOBH co-stars has a drinking problem - TooFab
  • The FCC's net neutrality repeal is being challenged in court - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Dove Cameron had a mini Liv & Maddie reunion! - Just Jared Jr
  • blowmeimnick

    she’s so humble & nice. i love what she said on gossip girl, plus shes super sexy

  • suzette

    i love melrose place, never seen the original either though
    but this new version, i never miss an episode, i prefer it over gossip girl

  • Lisa

    omg i LOVE that tan-ish dress shes wearing! i would kill to have that dress for my grad
    shes pretty too.

  • pure-perfection

    Love Melrose Place!
    Katie ia very talented!Amazing actress!!!!

  • clark

    hate her, worst character on melrose

  • Rose80

    Ella´s character is the best on the show. And Katie is such a amazing actress, she´s pulling the “try-sexual” aspect of Ella pretty good. And she´s always so goodlooking! Like in this photoshoot! Love her in that yellow dress! And btw Jared, you missed 2 pictures! See them @

  • Franck

    Katie is a great actress. The reason why i watch Melrose. Elle rocks !
    MORE MORE MORE Katie Kassidy, thanks Jared, she deserves that

  • jdub

    omg shes too too gorgeous. katie cassidy is awesome and the best thing that happened to the new Melrose! i cant wait for ANOES.

  • Ira


  • coco

    The original Melrose was much better and had real actors on it.

  • jj

    Love this girl! So nice, and down to earth. amazing actress as well. melrose place is def. my fave show now!


    She reminds me of Lisa Marie Presley in that featured picture, :) , by the way that’s a compliment, obviously.

  • Pearl

    yay!!! i love her tooo am so happy to see other Katie Cassidy Fans….she is humble..i hope MP ratings pick up and we get to see more of her….and i totally understand about her not watching the original MP,my parents refused me too and that one day i did sneak to watch it,i was so saddened by the meaness and sudden death of that episode…i totally didnt get the drama…anyway,now am loving it on this version…lol

  • Stone

    Looks more like a typically dazed East Village laundromat girl.