With her new thriller, “The Roommate,” coming out in early February, Leighton Meester has been seen everywhere lately.
In her new flick, Meester played the role of college freshman Rebecca, who started off as friends with her roommate Sara (Minka Kelly), but later became obsessed over her and things began to get deadly.
That plot may not be the best you’ve seen, perhaps even a little cliché, but it’s definitely interesting seeing how much it resembles Meester’s real life.
The media has been constantly comparing Meester and her co-star, Blake Lively (aka Serena), from Gossip Girl since the very first day of the show. Often times, Lively seems to be leading the game, landing all the best jobs while Meester struggles to catch up. Just like “The Roommate,” Meester and Lively seem to be really good friends in front of cameras, but I guess everyone must have the same speculation in their heads – Lively’s success must have somehow casted a shadow over Meester, turning her bitter and obsessed, doing anything to get what Lively has.
If we really are to compare their CVs, despite Meester’s endeavors, Lively still seems to be scoring just a notch higher than her co-star. Not only has she been landing multiple magazine covers, mostly Vogue, she was also hand-picked by THE Karl Lagerfeld as the face of Chanel.
On the contrary, Meester just had one Teen Vogue cover. On the brighter side, because of the movie, Meester has been ubiquitous recently. She has already graced at least six magazine covers over the past two months. She has also been named the face of Missoni (Italian high-fashion label, which some suggest is still incomparable with Chanel) and Vera Wang’s new fragrance coming out Spring 2011.
One of the things that has been bothering Meester the most should probably be her family background. She was born while her mother was serving time in prison for involvement in a drug ring, and Meester was nursed for three months in a halfway house. Compared to Lively’s family, whose family members are all in, or have been in, the entertainment industry, Meester background undeniably scored a tad lower.
“It made me realize that you can’t judge anyone – especially your parents – for what they’ve done in the past, because people change.” It’s a nice thing Meester thinks positively, but the fact that the media is constantly bringing that back up must be a nuisance.
From her performance on the small screen to her Blockbuster works to her music, Meester has proven herself to be a good girl. Let’s hope she will not live up to her Billboard hit with Cobra Starship, “Good Girls Go Bad.”