Blair Waldorf is the main character of the Gossip Girl book series created by Cecily von Ziegesar who also appears in the television adaptation of the same name. Blair is the best friend, confidante, and occasional frenemy of Serena van der Woodsen. Blair has had a long term childhood romance with Nate Archibald and a relationship with the womanizing Chuck Bass. In season 4 she started relationship with prince Louis Grimaldi, who later asked her to marry him. At the end of season 4 they are engaged and go to Monaco for summer.Blair is portrayed by Leighton Meester.
Casting and CreationEdit
To prepare for the part of Blair, actress Leighton Meester, a natural blonde, dyed her hair brown before auditioning, and also studied the first novel. She has described the character as multi-faceted, labeling her "a little bit of everything which is pretty amazing." Meester has also claimed to relate to Blair on certain levels. Prior to the show's debut in 2007, the actress stated that, "The only way to play Blair, or any character, and make her human, is to find what she is inside me. And I know I have my insecurities, too." She went on to say that, "The way Blair and I are not alike when it comes to insecurities is: She pays so much attention to hers!" Meester's casting was described by Yahoo! as a star-making role which moved her "into the pop culture vanguard," while Cecily von Ziegesar has called her a perfect choice.
Blair is often seen as stylish, confident, and clever. Although she can be selfish, with a push from a friend, most often Chuck or Serena, she can be caring.