NEW YORK — "Gossip Girl" has certainly been living up to its name this fall, as the show's racy plotlines and its castmembers' offscreen lives generate more buzz than Serena's fictional exploits about town. So when MTV News caught up with co-stars Jessica Szohr and Kelly Rutherford, we had to know what to expect for the rest of this already drama-filled season.
"Everyone keeps asking, and I feel like any secret I give, I can give the whole season away," said Szohr, who plays Vanessa on the CW drama. "I got in trouble the other day for saying something."
She is, of course, referring to an interview she recently did with TVGuide.com, in which she accidentally spilled the beans that there would be "a funeral" on the show this season. Still, we couldn't help asking her to reveal who'd be dying.
"That's what I got in trouble for! I don't know!" she exclaimed. "Maybe both [a guy and a girl]!"
(In the MTV Newsroom blog, Szohr does open up about "Gossip Girl" novelist Cecily von Ziegesar's comment to MTV News that Vanessa was "the one character they ruined" in the book-to-TV adaptation.)
Rutherford (who plays Lily van der Woodsen) had a bit more info for us on this upcoming funeral, saying that the death of this character will definitely leave fans in tears. "I can't say who; I just found out!" she said. "I just found out myself. They were going to do it at the end of last season, [but] they decided to wait. ... It's kind of sad. I'm sad!"
Rutherford at least revealed that her onscreen daughter, Serena (Blake Lively), won't meet her end anytime soon. "No! God, I hope not! No!" she said.
In real-life "Gossip Girl" news, Szohr said that Taylor Momsen (Jenny), who had been hospitalized for a severe throat infection over the weekend, is recovering well. "I know that she is home and better and good, and that's all I am concerned about," she said.