"Jessica embraced the chance to play a new character, but she says that, long-term, she'd be happy to switch to movies or stay on TV.
"For me," she explains, "it's just about telling a story.
Her character, Vanessa, who at first "had only Dan Humphrey as a friend," has become an integral part of the show, romancing Nate, scheming against Blair, and, yes, engaging in a controversy-baiting (if mostly off-camera) three-way.
' Which is weird because I'm not that kind of girl."Maybe not.
But she is the kind who spots an old friend outside—in this case, sometime costar Michelle Trachtenberg—and rushes out of the restaurant to greet her; after the interview is over, she calls Ed and tells him to meet her at the bar where Michelle and her boyfriend are having a drink.
Jessica's just a carefree girl on her day off, hanging with her friends.
Actors dating other actors is not a surprise in Hollywood.
I want to entertain." Her life has changed dramatically in the last few years, but it hasn't changed who she is; even her newfound knowledge of high fashion strikes the rummage-sale shopper as being highly ironic.