Ed Westwick Gave Up His Music Career for Acting

Ed Westwick

The Chuck Bass of 'Gossip Girl' left his band The Filthy Youth because he couldn't balance his hectic schedule between acting and singing.

Ed Westwick was forced to give up his place in rock band The Filthy Youth after filming on U.S. TV series "Gossip Girl" became too hectic. The British actor was once the frontman of the indie group, which is based in the U.K., but admits he could no longer balance his musical career with his acting commitments in New York after the show became a hit.

He tells Britain's GMTV, "I do play a little bit of guitar... I was in a band once upon a time. I was singing. It was a good time. I just found myself being so busy tied up with the show and everything like that. Music, I absolutely adore, as I'm sure we all do. It was something that I really enjoyed but it was just so difficult to have time to do these things."

Ed Westwick portrays Chuck Bass in "Gossip Girl". He plays alongside the likes of Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Taylor Momsen.

© AceShowbiz.com

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    May 31, 2010

    I love love just love his portrayal of Chuck Bass...I'm Chuck Bass I love when he says that. I love his character and Blair together.

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