Somehow, despite Chuck’s various storylines — including, but not limited to: Attempting to force himself on Jenny Humphrey and offering his (similarly gross) uncle Jack a night with his girlfriend, Blair, in exchange for control of his hotel — viewers found Bass undeniably charming and charismatic, due in part to Westwick’s delivery (I guess).The best part of his audition tape is that the casting director couldn’t decide whether to make Bass American or English, so Westwick (who was born in London) says his lines twice, using both accents.The CW’s casting director David Rapaport recently spoke with Buzz Feed about the process involved in hiring the actors for .
may have ended its five-year run in December 2012 (with one of the least convincing reveals in television history), but audition tapes for two of the show’s main characters — Blake Lively‘s Serena van der Woodsen and Ed Westwick‘s Chuck Bass — are making their way around the Internet again.
In her audition tape, Lively acts out a scene from the series’ pilot episode in which Serena attempts to reconcile with Queen Bee (and her former BFF) Blake Waldorf, following Serena’s mysterious and sudden disappearance from Manhattan.
Lively plays the part nearly identical to the way it ultimately appeared on TV — seeming equal parts earnest, guilty and annoyingly soft.
Westick’s audition is similarly illuminating: He nails the part of the slimy, perpetually whispering Chuck Bass.
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It’s […] Read More I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to speak at PASS Summit again this year!I’ll be presenting a new session, “Extending Applications Securely Using Service Broker”: If you’ve ever tried to build a distributed application – one that spans multiple servers or even multiple sites – you know how complex it can […] Read More If you’re within driving distance of Iowa City, IA, I’d love to see you at SQLSaturday Iowa City this weekend!Charlie Hunnam - Italia | Ed Westwick Italian Fans | SMG Italian Fans | Chiedimi quello che vuoi | Lord del maniero Jesse Ward | Mai per amore | Blake Lively Source.This weekend, I attended SQLSaturday in Indianapolis for the first time.It’s one of the larger events in the Midwest and I’ve tried to schedule it for several years, but it’s always fallen on a weekend when I couldn’t attend. My presentation for this SQLSaturday was my system_health […] Read More The PASS Security virtual chapter hosted a great webinar on Thursday.Amit Banerjee from Microsoft’s SQL Server Tiger Team (b|t) spoke about upgrading our SQL Server instances to use TLS 1.2, including many pitfalls that are frequently encountered.