‘Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Gossip Girl’s Ed Weswick was at the combined CW, CBS, and Showtime Television Critics Association party in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Below is the outfit he chose to wear.

So what’s wrong with this picture?

It’s not the amount of chest hair sprouting from his billowy plunging V neckline. Nor is it the elfin/hobo/Renaissance Fair choice of footwear. The real problem? Chuck Bass wouldn’t be caught dead in a getup like this!  The mere sight of skinny jeans would cause Chuck physical pain. (Let’s not even bring up those bangles accessorizing his left wrist.)

Westwick admits fans are often surprised to discover how un-Chuck he actually is. “People sometimes expect me to be like my character,” he said. “Whether it’s a disappointment, I don’t know. I’m not [like Chuck]. I’m just a very well-behaved English lad.”

Yes, we all know there is a difference between Chuck The Character and Ed The Actor. But with a character who is so imprinted in our consciousness for his sartorial smarts, does this not shatter the illusion just a bit?

‘Gossip Girl’ returns this September a two episode jaunt to Paris. Westwick called the experience abroad “absolutely nuts.”

Take a look at the pictures below for comparison. Left: Westwick as himself. Right: Westwick as Chuck. Does this lessen your love for Chuck? Or do you think Westwick looks good?


Season four of ‘Gossip Girl’ premieres Monday, September 13 at 9/8c on The CW.

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