Dear Albert hearts him some “Gossip Girl.”
The shocking (?) truth revealed in the New York Magazine cover story on the stars of the hit CW series:
“Did I tell you I met Albert Hammond Jr. the other night?” he [British actor Ed Westwick, aka “Chuck Bass”] asked Leighton one afternoon at the Rose Bar, when she came in to hang out with him and castmate Jessica Szohr, who plays Danâ€™s former love interest Vanessa. “It was so fucking cool. He knew who I was. Apparently heâ€™s a fan of Gossip Girl. He was like, â€˜I love your character, man.â€™”
“You love him,” Leighton said, laughing, as Ed waxed on.
“I do, I fucking love him,” Ed said dreamily, putting on Leightonâ€™s sunglasses.
It was Edâ€™s day off, and he was intoxicated, not only with the idea that a member of the Strokes knew who he was but also with actual booze, having downed approximately four Jack-and-Cokes.