July 02, 2009 02:30:49 GMT
Lucky for Penn Badgley, Hilary Duff will be sharing screen with him a lot in the third season.
It was reported by EW that Hilary Duff will be the new face on "Gossip Girl", but how far her arrival affects the Upper East Siders has just been unveiled. Duff's character, Olivia Burke, will be hooking up with one of the guys whom she thought is an opposite of her.
EW said that Olivia is a "movie star who enrolls at NYU in search of a traditional college experience." She will be the roommate of Vanessa, which means, she is a student majoring in Drama. However, she brings more than just a connection to Vanessa.
According to E! Online, Olivia is tangled in a romantic relationship with Dan. With the fact that Olivia wants to enjoy an ordinary life away from the limelight, she sees Dan as a simple and non-famous guy who is a perfect date for her. As a twist, Dan has no clue that Olivia is famous.
Hilary Duff will be featured in a multi-episode arc, starting from the fourth episode which is to air on October 5. Production of the third season meanwhile, has been kicked off in New York City on June 29. The next day they filmed a Fourth of July scene in Old Westbury, New York.