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Ed Westwick: Romeo & Juliet's Tybalt!

Ed Westwick: Romeo & Juliet's Tybalt!

Ed Westwick is taking on another bad boy role!

The 23-year-old actor, who plays Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl, is in final negotiations to star as Tybalt in a new adaptation of Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet, Variety‘s Showblitz reports.

Hailee Steinfeld will take on the role of Juliet and Saving Grace‘s Holly Hunter will play The Nurse.

The role of Romeo has yet to be cast.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Ed Westwick playing Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet?

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  • anonymous

    wow, thats awesome Chuck Bass….

  • Jessa

    Uh yah not really feelin her as Juliet.

  • Emily

    YES! I can’t wait to watch Ed in more stuff than just Gossip Girl and a british rom-com (which I genuinely enjoyed, actually…)

  • cara

    yess!! can’t wait !

  • Jen

    I love Hailee!

  • CanD

    The guy is creepy looking i dont know how he gets jobs. shiver as i see his image.

  • Lisa Danielle

    Good for Ed! Sounds like a great opportunity for him. Can’t wait to see him play someone other than Chuck Bass

  • Kiki

    I dont see her as Juliet….Olivia Hussey was the perfect Juliet.
    …why is “Hollywood” in production for yet another “Romeo and Juliet ” movie?! It’s been done before many times…

  • thighmegatampon

    she makes a way better juliet than claire danes did

  • dance

    She’s a kid.. Juliet is supposed to look at least 17 years old. That’s what Claire Danes did look like when she played Juliet in the most popular adaptation.

    WTF is wrong with Hollywood nowadays? Italian 14 year olds in Shakespearean times looked MATURE and OLDER than their ages, so the least Juliet is supposed to look is 17.

  • dance

    @thighmegatampon: in your dreams….. claire danes LOOKED like juliet and did an amazing job. this hailee little kid is just a babyface kid.

  • m

    I’m so happy for him :0
    go ed <3

    I can see him as Tybalt

  • boreddkidd

    he would make a cool tybalt! but really u cnt follow up baz’s version it was too good !!! and haillee is 14! a bit innapropriate! natalie portman was refused the role of juliet instead of claire because she wastoo young!

  • mann

    A 14 year old and a 23 year old as a couple? Really? Yeah I know I know it’s acting and she really looks like Juliet but still this is how hollywood turns you out. I hope here parents are watching here back.

  • Marianne

    @mann: Tybalt isn’t her husband…he’s her cousin.

    Secondly, Juliet is supposed to be 14, so Hailee does fit in perfectly. Romeo is supposed to be about 17.

    Thirdly, it’s shakespeare. That means it will always have countless adaptations of it. It’s classic. And as much I love the Baz Lurhman 1996 film (Leo and Claire) I look forward to this one as well.

    Sheesh you people.

  • liz

    he’d be better as romeo!

  • brooke

    Hailee is the perfect Juliet! Congrats to her. She’ll be amazing! :)

  • lola

    he should be Romeo.. I can see it already
    … “NO- IM… CHUCK BASS.”

  • Dasha

    She’s way too young to portray Juliet but i totally see Ed as Tybalt

  • Cara

    So excited for Ed and so happy he’s getting movies outside of Gossip Girl.
    I love Hailee and I think shes a great Juliet. Juliet is only suppose to be 13/14 years old so I think shes true to the character.
    I know it’s been done before but I think it’s a timeless story that can be done again and again and its fun to compare the different versions. This one is being adapted by Julian Fellows who is a great writers so I have high hopes for this version.

  • Shannon

    Oh good god, if it aint broke, don’t fix it!

  • Frida

    Oh no, another Romeo and Juliet? The one with Leo and Clarie was a masterpiece, this will never be as good so why even bother.

  • mmmk

    @dance: Juliet is actually supposed to be 14.

  • lovelydee

    Yay, I’ve been waiting to
    see Hailie in another role.
    I’m stoked to see Ed as well.

  • Mary

    He’s kinda perfect for Tybalt

  • EVie

    @Marianne: Well said. Although I did re-watch Lurhman’s adaptation and found myself not so much in love with it anymore.

  • Kassey


    Chuck Bass isn’t playing Romeo, he’s playing Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin…

  • Kassey


    Actually, Juliet is 13 going on 14 in the play.

  • maria.

    The perfect Tybalt, I can already see it in my mind. Happy for Ed.