News! Brittany Snow, the actress best known for her compelling portrait of a mischievous teen in the film John Tucker Must Die, has reportedly been chosen by the gods Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage for the Role of the Century: According to Star, Snow will play the young Lily van der Woodsen in the Gossip Girl spinoff series about Rufus and Lily's time together in Los Angeles in the eighties.
We're conflicted about this. One the one hand, we're pleased that Snow seems to be aware that this is a role that will test her mettle as a thespian and is duly preparing for it, hopefully using the Method. (We actually did this ourselves one weekend and it turns out all it really takes to become Lily van der Woodsen is four gin martinis and one viewing of The Poseidon Adventure.) On the other hand, we're confused that elegant, patrician Lily is being played by someone so ... how do we say? Down-market. We're sorry, but her name is Brittany! Plus, she doesn't even look like Lily — her cheeks are rounder and her nose is thicker than Kelly Rutherford's.
Oh. We guess they're thinking that this is what she looked like before the surgeries?