Gossip Woman casting director David Rapaport dished about the Gossip Woman spinoff centered on Serena’s mother, Lily van der Woodsen, with a pilot that starred Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter. “I bear in mind for that Dakota Johnson got here in and Rooney Mara, and a variety of different ladies who at the moment are sort of massive names however on the time did not have that sort of stature,” he recalled of the casting course of.
He informed host Jessica Szohr, “And you already know who did the very best learn for that? I am going to let you know, as a result of I feel you are mates with Nina Dobrev, that was probably the greatest auditions I had ever seen, and for that function particularly.”
David stated he referred to as the community and informed them, “She is a brilliant star.” As he recalled on the podcast years later, “She doesn’t seem like Kelly Rutherford, as a result of she was imagined to be a younger Kelly Rutherford, so I do not understand how we’d solid her, however she must be in your radar and also you guys want to search out one thing for her. I simply bear in mind considering, ‘I’m going to consider this woman in a few years and be like, ‘Oh god, I missed that chance.’ She was so unbelievable!”