Brittany Snow snagged the part of young Lily van der Woodsen in the Gossip Girl spin-off focusing on Lily’s teen years growing up in 1980s Los Angeles, reports Star. A friend revealed:
‘Brittany is thrilled. She loves the original show and thinks the 1980’s concept sets the spin-off apart from other series on television. She can’t wait to wear all the fabulous outfits and really sink her teeth into the role.’
Brit was the top choice for producers, who thought she would be the perfect choice to for the part of young Lily, played on Gossip Girl by Kelly Rutherford. They made Brittany a great offer in February without having her audition.
‘Brittany always thought she was going to continue her career in films. But this
is a marvelous part and she just couldn’t say no. This has the potential to be a huge show in the tradition of Melrose Place.’
The pilot will air on May 11 as a Gossip Girl episode.