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While Blood & Oil didn't last, his relationship with his co-star Rebecca Rittenhouse did, and the two are still going strong two years later. After originally auditioning for Nate, Ed was given bad boy Chuck, instead — and the showrunners anxiously awaited for the British actor's work visa to be approved so they could move forward.He's only been in the US for a month when he got the part.Leighton was 21 when she made her debut as Blair — though the star originally auditioned to play Serena, and needed to dye her blonde hair brown for the role of Constance's Queen Bee.She appeared in a few movies while the show aired, including The Roommate, Date Night, That's My Boy, and Country Strong, and also released music.This summer, he had a guest spot on the Hulu series Casual — where he bared his backside for the camera.He also starred in the short-lived show Blood & Oil.In addition to steady work on the silver screen, Blake's also raking in big bucks with sponsorship deals.She's been the face of Chanel and Gucci Premiere, and is currently a brand ambassador for L'Oréal Paris. In 2014, Blake launched an artisan lifestyle website called Preserve which flopped spectacularly and was shuttered the next year.
Here, FEMAIL looks at what the biggest cast members of the first season have gotten up to in the past decade, and where they've been since the show wrapped in 2012. It's been a decade since then-20-year-old Blake achieved almost overnight superstardom as wild child It Girl Serena.Her singles included Somebody to Love, our Love's a Drug, and vocals for Cobra Starship's Good Girls Go Bad.She finally released her own album, Heartstrings, in 2014, and went on tour the following year.The 31-year-old has continued to work steadily in Hollywood since Gossip Girl ended, too.In 2014, she starred with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, which earned her positive reviews.