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“Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over ‘classified’ information,” she began. “Gee, this is ‘small potatoes’ compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard.” The reading of the tweet concluded with the character’s famous sendoff, “XOXO, Gossip Girl.”
She continued, “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’??? Enjoy! XOXO, Gossip Girl.”
“These do sound like the things that were written on the show,” said Bell after reading the second tweet.
Meyers introduced the last tweet by explaining that the reading would be a favor to him. “This is just like a personal thing for me. As a Gossip Girl fan, just to hear my voice in your voice would be an honor,” he said before the final tweet appeared for Bell to read.
“Congratulations to Seth Meyers on ‘Emmy’s Rating Tumble.’ Just as I predicted, Seth bombed!” she read. “XOXO, Gossip Girl.”
Though the new episodes don’t start shooting until Nov. 5, Bell said that she’s so glad they’re now filming the show in Los Angeles. The original series was filmed in San Diego.
“I loved San Diego, but we were kind of like all transplants there. We were at a place called Stu Segall Productions, and most people were from L.A., and we were just very unsupervised for the three years we were down there,” she said.
The original series, which ran on UPN and The CW from 2004 to 2007, followed high school student Veronica, who moonlights as a private investigator.
“Veronica’s office was always the high school bathroom. It’s where she did all her P.I. stuff,” said Bell. “There were so many pranks happening because, again, we were completely unsupervised in San Diego. We had no executives or, like, bosses coming to the set and in the bathroom, throughout the three years. Someone would constantly poo-poo in the fake toilet. We would come to work every couple months and there would be just a dump in my office.”
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