Duff’s casting, which The CW confirmed Wednesday afternoon, follows on the heels of Joanna Garcia joining the show as Nate’s (Chace Crawford) new love interest. Word is that Duff’s character may be cozying up to one of the “Gossip” guys too.
Her character, Olivia, will enter the “GG” orbit as Vanessa’s (Jessica Szohr) roommate at NYU. There’s a catch, though: Olivia’s a one-time child star who wants a normal college experience and is hoping her fame won’t prevent that. Hence her living in the dorms with V.
Duff, of course, is a former child (or teenage, anyway) star too, having shot to fame as the star of “Lizzie McGuire.” She’s been taking on more grown-up roles lately, guesting on “Ghost Whisperer” and “Law & Order: SVU” last season. She’s also attached to a retelling of “Bonnie and Clyde” that’s supposed to begin shooting later this year.
What do you think of the latest “Gossip Girl” casting? Will Duff be a good fit?
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