It turns out Gossip Girl was originally meant to be someone else entirely
xoxo, Gossip Girl.
The big reveal of Gossip Girl’s identity ended up being pretty controversial among fans - but it turns out it was meant to be someone else entirely.
The one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's upper elite celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this week.
And while it may have left our screens in 2012, it's still got a pretty loyal fanbase.
Unless it comes to the original identity of Gossip Girl - which, if we’re being honest, still makes no sense to us.
And it turns out the producers weren’t too keen on the idea to begin with, either.
In fact, they originally had two other contenders to be the all knowing blogger.
Producer Joshua Safaran admitted he had even been leading the show to go in a certain direction, until Gossip Girl’s identity was guessed.
He told Vulture:
“I always thought it was Eric until the end of season two, and I even guided it that way.
“But when the New York Post revealed it was Eric — and I still don’t know how that happened, I think they were just guessing — and we realized we couldn’t go down that road anymore, so we abandoned him.”
And once Serena’s little brother was no longer a candidate to be Gossip Girl, someone else stepped up the plate.
“Then there was possibly Nate, because we never saw him send anything in to Gossip Girl.
“But in the end, it had to be Dan, because Dan’s a writer, observer, and could write in different styles.”
It comes as producers also revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was almost one of Manhattan’s Upper Elite, after she auditioned to play the part of Serena van der Woodsen.
Creator Josh Schwartz told Vulture:
"We did not realise this at the time, but Jennifer Lawrence really wanted to play Serena and auditioned.
"This story came to us secondhand, but we were told she definitely auditioned and was bummed to not get it."