Gossip Girl author Cecily Von Ziegsar is a faithful watcher of the hit series Gossip Girl (which is based on Cecily book series), but the author dislikes one thing about the show and that is... VANESSA.
Adaptations from page to screen can be bumpy, but Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar says overall Josh Schwartz and his crew have been spot-on.
"Im a very faithful watcher. Generally I'm entertained and I think its great", she tells MTV.com. Von Ziegesar does have one bone to pick with the producers: their depiction of the TV version of Vanessa, played by Jessica Szohr.
I think Vanessa is one character they ruined, she says. In the book, she kick-ass and has a shaved head and wears lots of black. I think a lot of the readers who dont usually read teen fiction identify with Vanessa, In the show, Vanessa has more of a bohemian hipster look.
The author clarifies that it has nothing to do with Szohr, adding: I just wish Vanessa was like she is in the books a bit more."
She may disapprove of Dan Humpreys bff, but von Ziegesar gives the rest of the characters a thumbs up, admitting she loves bad boy Chuck Bass.
Leighton Meester is totally perfect for Blair, and Blake Lively is perfect for Serena. I was more worried they would insert Barbie-doll-looking people, which they didn't, says von Ziegesar. "I think the actors do a brilliant job. Chuck is my favorite character, and the way he looks and acts is in keeping with how he is in the beginning of the series."
Thanks to youknowyouloveme and MTV for the interview and photo.