The New Museum on the Bowery. November 28, 2007. By Amy Odell
Do you call it the New Museum or the new New Museum?
“The New Museum, but sometimes it's the new New Museum. I don't know. It gets very confusing.”
—Lisa Phillips, director
Do you have any self-effacing art in your house?
“I'm sick of looking at myself. When you're an actor, you have to look at a lot of pictures of yourself. So I prefer pictures of other people.”
What do you do to stay in shape over the holidays?
“I don't understand.”
A lot of people gain weight around the holidays.
“Oh. No, no, no. I don't worry about that.”
Do you get along with your castmates on Gossip Girl?
“I was nervous about it because I came on a little bit later. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, they all know each other and here's this new girl.’ But they were very welcoming.”
Do you have any weird art?
“I have a phrenology head. It's from a set. I have a lot of weird sculptures from sets.”
What’s the style of your house?
“I live in a brownstone. Every floor has its own style.”
Do people send you art?
“People send some weird shit.”
“A lot of busts of my head.”
Do you feel more pressure getting dressed for an art opening?
“It's nice at an art opening because they should be less focused on what we look like and more focused on what the art looks like.”
What's the key for a guy to pull off skinny pants?
“ You shouldn't wear skinny jeans if you have fat legs.”