“Gossip Girl wasn’t the healthiest environment,

Leighton Meester faces mixed feelings about GG!

Speaking about being cast alongside Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley, Blake Lively, Taylor Momsen and Ed Westwick in Gossip Girl, Leighton said, "It's the best-case scenario that a show could ever go for six years. It doesn't happen often." Average working hour while shooting the series was 16 hours a day, five days a week. "I would get there at 5 a.m. and leave at 8 p.m.," she tells the magazine. "A lot of days I didn't see the sun."Leighton Meester

After the first season, there was no looking back. After Gossip Girl, every cast member turned into an overnight star. Remembering the past, Meester said, “I was young when I started Gossip Girl. A lot more people were suddenly around and I was being looked at. If you don't have the right perspective, you could definitely be confused by people being that nice to you or judging you for behavior that's typical of a 20-, 21-year-old, making mistakes but having to make them very publicly."

"I'm not haunted by that time, but it's been interesting and helpful for me to look at it and examine it as an adult and go, 'I don't know if it was the healthiest environment,'" she added.

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