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Gossip Woman Star Jordan Alexander Breaks Down Season 2

Gossip Woman Star Jordan Alexander Breaks Down Season 2

WARNING: SPOILERS for Gossip Woman season 2, episode 7, “Costume Me Up! Costume Me Down!”Gossip Woman star Jordan Alexander breaks down Julien’s season 2 journey and addresses the potential of exploring darker sides within the again half of the season. As anticipated, issues are solely escalating within the newest season of Gossip Woman, each with the blogger herself and the folks she writes about. A core relationship that will get shaken up within the newest episode is between Julien and Audrey. With Audrey nonetheless upset at Julien, the latter makes an attempt to make amends, however on the planet of Gossip Woman, that’s simpler stated than carried out.


This solely turns into one other compilation of Julien’s mission to grow to be a greater model of herself. With Gossip Woman nonetheless looming over Julien and her associates, the trail she is in search of can be a tough battle for her. The previous couple of episodes of Gossip Woman season 2 have additionally seen Julien and Obie reignite their romance, although whether or not or not that may stick ultimately stays to be seen.

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Display screen Rant spoke with Julien herself, Jordan Alexander, earlier than the vacations in regards to the newest Gossip Woman episode and all of the fallout that got here from it. All through the interview, Alexander mentioned the way it was engaged on the second 12 months of the HBO Max drama, particularly throughout COVID, and the place she sees Julien go all through this chapter. From her dynamics with Audrey and Zoya to the battle with Monet and Gossip Woman, the actress brokedown the drama that has already come and is but to return in season 2.

Jordan Alexander on Gossip Woman Season 2

Jordan Alexander In Gossip Girl Season 2

Display screen Rant: Simply once I assume Gossip Woman has gone as dramatic as it will probably get, you guys hold upping the stakes! How has it been for you after spending your first 12 months within the Gossip Woman world and coping with season 2?

Jordan Alexander: It was nice! I used to be actually excited to get again to it, to all of the fabulous garments, and my solid mates. The entire units are very nostalgic when going again to one thing. The primary time you do it, it is all model new, however this time it was actually nostalgic, particularly with all the college units had been very enjoyable.

I do know nothing is simple with COVID, and season 1 was actually tough from what I perceive. How was the expertise this 12 months capturing the present as an actor throughout these circumstances?

Jordan Alexander: Yeah, that is true; you get right into a circulate of issues. The primary 12 months we did it, everybody was determining what you might be imagined to do anyway. You get right into a rhythm of every thing you might be doing, you might be testing 3-4 occasions every week, and also you be sure that to have your masks on, regardless that you’re taking it off when you find yourself performing. It is there to maintain us protected, so it is not too unhealthy.

You had been speaking in regards to the vogue on the present, and I needed to ask how a lot enter you’ve got on Julien’s wardrobe.

Jordan Alexander: Completely, Eric Daman is unimaginable! I’d just about put on simply something he handed me, it is very easy. All the pieces he places ahead that I attempt on, I am like ‘Sure!’ I do not actually have that a lot enter, I simply say sure to every thing, however I believe all of it’s nice! [laughs]

Jordan Alexander And Zion Moreno in Gossip Girl Season 2

When you find yourself not capturing Gossip Woman, have there been any appears to be like that you simply see in shops or magazines that you simply assume, ‘Oh, that is one thing Julien would completely put on on the present!’

Jordan Alexander: I really consider that on a regular basis! There was {a magazine} within the wardrobe becoming and I bear in mind exhibiting the web page to Eric, ‘I believe Julien would look nice on this!’ and he would go ‘Yeah, completely!’ He’s very open and receptive to concepts, I am such a giant fan of his work that we align more often than not.

We have got to speak about Obie and Julien after this episode. What is going on on with them right here?

Jordan Alexander: I really feel like old flame by no means dies, proper? They’ve one thing with one another that and a connection that’s so deep and integral to who they’re as folks. As a result of it occurred after they had been so younger – it’s form of all the time there irrespective of how laborious it will get. I believe if they’re able to work it out, it is all the time there.

Do you see them as an endgame on Gossip Woman, or have you ever guys not gotten there but?

Jordan Alexander: I do not know what the writers and Josh Safran [the showrunner] have cooked up for this. However I really feel like they appear to be characters that all the time discover a strategy to come again to one another They’re lacking one another, however they’re all the time orbiting [around each other]. That is their buddy group. They’re by no means actually going to have the ability to get away from one another.

Eli Brown And Jordan Alexander in Gossip Girl Season 2

One of many dynamics I like on the present is clearly between Julien and Zoya; it is an emotional rollercoaster with the 2 of them. The place are the sisters going for the remainder of the season?

Jordan Alexander: All of that occasions infinity. [laughs] All of it appears to be culminating as much as the finale. It is, truthfully, like everybody’s relationships are blowing up after which you’ve got the finale, which I will not give any spoilers away however there’s a full explosion of drama, between Julien and Zoya as nicely. [laughs]

I used to be speaking to Joshua Safran final week and he stated one thing very intriguing about Julien for the remainder of the season that I actually need to get your tackle: ‘Julien, in her effort to all the time rise above and do good, does not understand that she’s crossed a line. The road she crosses she will be able to’t come again from; she goes additional and additional crossing it. It is undoubtedly a darkish evening of the soul for Julien.’ I’m nervous now, what does this imply?

Jordan Alexander: You have to be nervous! [laughs] If you’re nervous in regards to the well-being of Julien, it is a worrisome state of affairs as a result of it is nearly precisely that. She is making an attempt actually laborious to determine herself again on observe. However she is simply so deep in it, there isn’t a hope of her discovering her approach. She will not be even shut and [is only] getting additional away. It is so unhappy to see; it is like a prepare wreck – you noticed it with Audrey and the gown state of affairs, her intentions are form of good, however there’s something in there that’s getting so tousled and inflicting every thing to derail.

I do not bear in mind, even within the unique present, the final time it acquired this dramatic a few gown getting unveiled. Given how tight Audrey and Julien are, can they get better from this or may the season finish with them nonetheless being at odd ends?

Jordan Alexander: Audrey and Julien have this comparable dynamic as Obi and Julian in that it is a actually sturdy bond. However with that being stated, there are nonetheless a variety of issues that they must work by means of to even get all the way down to that core of their connection. So you may simply must see in the event that they’re in a position to work it out.

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Honest sufficient. Talking of drama, Ms. Georgina Sparks got here again, and I need to see her have interaction with this era of characters. Did you get to movie something together with her, with out giving freely any spoilers?

Jordan Alexander: I’ll say that I used to be on set on the similar time that she was on set, and she or he was unimaginable! [laughs] Such a drive and, particularly [with] all of the drama that she brings to the present and the unique, you’ll not be disenchanted. It is very wild.

I really feel that in some unspecified time in the future, Julien can be most likely one of many first ones to find who the true Gossip Woman is. What are you able to tease in regards to the battle, and dynamic? Are they frenemies?

Jordan Alexander: I believe that it is one other one in every of Julien’s actually misguided concepts the place she thinks that she will be able to possibly faucet into this and someway do some good. But in addition, possibly her logic will not be essentially steeped within the intention to do some good. I believe that she’s simply actually a really deeply confused particular person, which makes her like Gossip Woman and Kate. Kate has this concept that she’s making an attempt to make all these folks higher. However possibly for those who actually go deep all the way down to her reasonings for doing these things, it is not essentially pure intentions, and possibly that is why it is inflicting a lot chaos.

Would you say that it is possibly a part of Julien’s coming-of-age story? These are nonetheless excessive schoolers we’re speaking about – regardless that they act very grownup, I all the time neglect that these are nonetheless children and so they’re nonetheless rising up. Is that the way you see it too that in some unspecified time in the future, she may very well develop out of that?

Jordan Alexander: Yeah, I really feel it is sensible for her to be making an attempt to determine what’s proper and what’s fallacious and getting it very fallacious. However yeah, I believe it’s undoubtedly a part of her developmental progress interval and hopefully, she’s in a position to, however then we would not have any extra drama!

Gossip Girl Season 2 With Jordan Alexander

There could possibly be drama in school!

Jordan Alexander: There’s undoubtedly going to be drama in school! [laughs]

I am hoping for season 3. Is there something in your private wishlist, since we’re within the Vacation spirits, that you simply need to see for Julien as Gossip Woman goes on?

Jordan Alexander: Personally, I believe it might be so enjoyable to play like an all-out, full-on villain. It was so enjoyable to see Savannah [Lee Smith, who plays Monet de Haan] get to go loopy with Monet and simply have her completely wreak havoc. I believe it might be attention-grabbing to have Julien try this as a result of she’s by no means actually carried out it. She’s been dragged into it by Luna and Monet, or it was an accident, or it wasn’t intentional. So I’d be very to see what would occur if Julien put her thoughts to really making an attempt to mess issues up. Not simply stumbling into all of the drama and chaos. Hey, possibly then every thing would go proper?! Perhaps her downside is making an attempt to be so good. [laughs]

Are you saying that she’s born to be a villain possibly? [laughs]

Jordan Alexander: That is what it’s as a result of it simply does not appear to be figuring out with for her to attempt to be one of the best model of herself. [laugh]

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As a result of I cowl a variety of comedian e-book and superhero properties, I’m making an attempt to think about a world the place Julien would enter that villain section of her life. For instance, what if she turned the brand new Gossip Woman in some unspecified time in the future? Is that one thing that has ever crossed your thoughts?

Jordan Alexander: Yeah, completely. [Julien maybe] takes out Kate someway. [laughs] Or possibly they begin working collectively. I really feel like their misguided sense of morality is comparable. They may find yourself being companions or one thing

You had been speaking about Monet and Julien’s dynamic. How a lot enjoyable did you and Savannah have with that shift? Since you had such a selected relationship in season 1, and now it has been very intense. Will they hold the peace by the tip of the season?

Jordan Alexander: It is very laborious to say [because] there’s a variety of unhealthy issues that go down. [laughs] But it surely was tremendous enjoyable to play that dynamic. In season 1, it was just about the alternative, Monet’s mainly simply serving to Julien the entire time. It was actually enjoyable to see Monet revolt and nearly stake her declare on Constance. Savannah and I had a good time, particularly with the fountain scene that she did such an ideal job like plunging herself into the water was so cool.

Apart from selling Gossip Woman season 2, what are you engaged on proper now that followers can stay up for?

Jordan Alexander: It is nothing to do with performing, however I am engaged on an album that can be out subsequent 12 months. I really simply completed recording it, and I am beginning prepping the music movies. I’ve a beautiful venture to supply for anybody who’s in search of that.

About Gossip Woman Season 2

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It is the second semester of Junior 12 months, and Gossip Woman is leaving no stone unturned in her effort to manage the scandalous lives/spin the scandalous lies of Manhattan’s elite. She’s realized a factor or two from her first go-round — particularly what her viewers desires, they shall get. It is time for her to show the warmth up on what’s been simmering (Julien, have you ever met Monet?) in addition to take a look at her personal influence, and the way she will be able to make it extra catastrophic than it was earlier than. Even when meaning mendacity to do it. Outdated enemies, new allies, consistently shifting sands — this semester, there can solely be one queen, and by the tip of the college 12 months, everybody will know the place the our bodies are buried, and simply who was holding the shovel.

Try our different Gossip Woman season 2 interview with Joshua Safran (Govt Producer/Showrunner).

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New episodes of Gossip Woman season 2 drop on Thursdays solely on HBO Max.