Here’s what the 28-year-old actress and singer had to share with the mag:
On ending Gossip Girl: “I started the show when I was so young, and once it was over, I wanted to do things that were exciting and challenging and more me—more my adult taste. Of course, that’s said with nothing but gratitude and love for that experience in that time of my life.”
On doing Life Partners with husband Adam Brody: “There wasn’t time to ask if we wanted to do this together. I was reading the script. I loved the part and loved the movie. I was going to the meeting that day and he called me and said, ‘They offered me this role.’”
On growing up: “Most people I know are starting to get married. It’ll be kids next. I like the grown-up stuff. I like having a house. I’ve got dogs.”
For more from Leighton, visit Nylon.com.
FYI: Leighton is wearing Spring 2015 Hilfiger Collection vest and tank on the cover. In the inside image, she’s wearing a Spring 2015 Hilfiger Collection necklace.