--Actress Blake Lively says one of her favorite things about her TV series "Gossip Girl" is that it is shot in New York City.
"Just shooting in the city is such a wonderful (thing,)" she told reporters in Manhattan recently.
"Getting up so early in the morning, sometimes I think, 'Why am I doing a job that wakes you up at 3:30 in the morning?' But just getting to shoot on these beautiful cobblestone streets with the trees and it's just ... It's a magical place and it's a character in and of itself," she said. "It's so important. I don't think our show would work if it wasn't in New York. You know, some of my favorite movies are based here in New York. I just can't describe what I love about this city ... It makes me warm and fuzzy. And Silver Cup Studios and Long Island Studio are both really great."
Lively can also now be seen on the big screen in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2."