Kristen Bell Wants To Reprise Her Role As The Voice Of Gossip Girl In The Show's Reboot

BY Harper's BAZAAR U.S. / Jul 22 2019 / 14:22 PM

"Hey, Upper East Siders, there's nothing Gossip Girl likes more than a surprise."

Kristen Bell Wants To Reprise Her Role As The Voice Of Gossip Girl In The Show's Reboot
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Gossip Girl is coming back, and some of the original cast members are more than ready to sign up for the new series.

It's currently unclear whether any of the original cast is involved in the reboot. But in an interview with MTV News during San Diego Comic Con, former narrator Kristen Bell opened up about returning to the show. "I find that to be very exciting," the actress told MTV News.

She continued, "That deep, dark, catty voice is not from the internet. It is from the depths of our human souls. It is called jealousy and pretentiousness and all of the other sort of negative emotions that we idolize where someone needs to feel bigger than someone else, and keeping tabs on them is the way to do it."

As for the idea that she could reprise the same role, Bell explained, "And we’ve called that thing ‘the internet’, but I think that it’s a voice inside all of us. So I don’t think she’s changed much at all. I think she’s still doing her thing."

The show's new synopsis reads:

"Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years."

In an interview with Digital Spy earlier in July 2019, Chace Crawford, who of course played Nate Archibald, said, "The reboot might come in the form of new characters. I would absolutely cameo. I'd have to!" He spoke incredibly fondly of the show and said, "because it was such a big part of my life, I'm open to anything."

From Harper's Bazaar U.S.