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'Gossip Girl' was like 'high school' for Leighton Meester: 'No, I wouldn't wanna go back to it, I was a kid!'

Leighton Meester played the role of rich kid Blair Warldorf whose scheming ways and power struggle kept everyone around Manhattan on their toes

It's been six years since CW and Leighton Meester, hit the gold mine with 'Gossip Girl.' The show about the complex life of Manhattan's elite really struck a chord with audiences; as a result - an overnight success. The drama, the brainlessness, the scheming and plotting, and all that money - 'Gossip Girl' was everything that made a really engaging television show. It aired for six seasons before coming to a really strange end in 2012. Leighton Meester's character Blair Waldorf is still very revered by anyone who has seen the inside of Constance, but Leighton clearly has moved on. 

Actress, Leighton Meester, attends the Naersi fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at American Museum of Natural History on September 10, 2017 in New York City.

In a recent interview with Porter Edit, she said that it was great and everything, but she'd rather not go back. "It was a very special time…that was filled with challenges that have nothing to do with ['Gossip Girl'] and also sometimes things that did have something to do with it," she said. The interview mentions that she was rather "uncomfortable" talking about the show. 

She continued, "But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s sort of a time capsule. A lot of the questions that come from it are: ‘Do you miss it?’ ‘Did you love what you wore?’ And I understand that, but – and I say this with nothing but love – it is like saying, ‘High school was an amazing time for you, do you wish you could go back?’ And the truth is, it was so special and such a unique, amazing experience, but no, I wouldn’t wanna go back to it, I was a kid!"

She also reminisced her early days with the show, especially the time that she had just found fame. "I was young when I started 'Gossip Girl.' A lot more people were suddenly around, and I was being looked at. If you don’t have the right perspective, you could definitely be confused by people being that nice to you or judging you for behavior that’s typical of a 20, 21 year old…making mistakes but having to make them very publicly. I’m not haunted by that time, but it’s been interesting and helpful for me to look at it and examine it as an adult and go, ‘I don’t know if it was the healthiest environment.’" 

Meester currently stars in ABC's 'Single Parents' that premieres on September 26, 2018. She plays a desperate single mom named Angie.