When Leighton Meester’s not backstabbing Serena, scheming with Chuck Bass or destroying students' lives on Gossip Girl, she’s rocking out with Cobra Starship.
The New Jersey quintet recently soared to the top of the charts with their party pop track "Good Girls Gone Bad" featuring Meester. So when Cobra came in to Nova, we asked them what “Blair Waldorf” is really like when she’s not at school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
“We really only used Leighton – I’m sorry to say this – to try to meet Chuck Bass. But it hasn’t worked,” Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta says, trying to keep a straight face.
“She was so awesome,” keyboardist Ryland Blackinton says. “We did a video shoot together – and that’s her main gig, working on TV and taking direction. Us on the other hand, not really naturals. So to see somebody do it and do it as well as she did, with such a great attitude, was great.”
“The thing is, we’re kind of difficult to work with if you don’t have a sense of humour,” Saporta says. “We’re always cracking jokes and being goofballs, and someone could get easily offended – especially someone who’s professional – because we’re not professional.
“But she actually hung with us and she rolled with the punches, and by the end she started calling us c**ts and stuff (laughs).”