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Not because he plays Chuck Bass, but because he calls Chuck Bass "an asshole." Not because he gives polite brush-offs to Chair shippers, but says he "really ready" to be done playing Upper East Side's Bad Boy. (His comments are on par with Penn's for their bluntness.)

[url="www.iol.co.za/tonight/gossip/westwick-ready-to-dump-his-alter-ego-1.1020079"] Ed Westwick is ready to move on[/url]

“It's all about the work, you know; the feeling you get when you connect to the work. And that's what I had with Chuck Bass in the beginning - I was fascinated by him. But now, to be completely honest, I'm ready to do something else. Really ready to do something else.”

He added in an interview with Tatler magazine: “It was refreshing to go from playing an a**hole to playing someone who's a bit more like I am – a nice boy. He has a heart, he has a soul, and he's still figuring out his place in the world.”

And I'm so excited that his interview comes on the heels of the (accidental?) PR disaster that Leighton caused (she very diplomatically said when their contracts expire 2 years from now, she's not coming back causing all kinds of fan debate and uproar), whereby even showrunner Stephanie Savage had to come out and do media control.

Mostly I just love him because while Chuckistans excuse away all of Chuck's actions and continually try justify his behavior, he just comes out and says "he's an asshole."  I think it's SO awesome that he doesn't drink the woobie koolaid his fans and showrunner consume as if it's the last hours of Jamestown.

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Or pull my hair out. Or rant in a post. Hmm. The 3rd option sounds best which is why I'm here.

Rant under cut )

In less ranty news, I'm looking very forward to Ed Westwick's Chalet Girl. He's got himself some talented castmates: Felicity Jones, Sophia Bush, Brooke Sheilds, Tamsin Egerton, Bill Nighy. Plus, it's a romantic comedy and the Brits do those quite well (much better than we Americans do, at any rate). Even though it's your typical poor girl meets rich dude Cinderella story, I think it will be good! At any rate, Ed is playing a smily, happy, nice character which will be so refreshing after enduring him being so one-note broody and extremely tiresome as Chuck Bass. (I'm not a Chuck fan but I am still a fan of Ed.) I'm already loving the music from it. 

Which is something. I typically don't get excited about new music. But having sampled the movie's soundtrack, I'm fallen in love with nearly all the songs and will buy it when it comes out. I rotate most heavily between 4 songs though: "Bad Company" by This is Freedom, "Upside Down" by Paloma Faith, "Go" by Livingston and "Where We Belong" by Lost Prophets.


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