As Gossip Girl prepares for its sixth and final season, Chace Crawford and the rest of the cast are going to miss their number one fan. In an interview with WENN, Chace talks about the GG superfan–who surprisingly, is a 36 year-old man named Phil.
There was this fan that was always on set. We’d come out of the studio and there’d be this fan there. We got these tiny lunchboxes with a collage of our faces on it. It was really sweet if it was from a 12 year-old girl but it was a 36 year-old man, Phil that was giving us these things. He was always outside for the first two years but then we’d see him now and again and we felt like he was right there with us; he’d be there and didn’t even want any pictures. We’d be like, ‘Good to see ya’. He was a good guy and with us for the whole time.
Phil isn’t exactly representative of the typical Gossip Girl fan-base but it’s great to know that his years of dedication were appreciated!
Who else is an unexpected fan? Celebrities frequently gush about the show, the characters, and of course, the drama. Among Gossip Girl’s most famous fans are Tyra Banks, who makes frequent references to the show on America’s Next Top Model, and of course, the hilarious cast from Saturday Night Live.
Check out the gallery below to see some of the celeb superfans!
Tina FeyTina Fey's character Liz Lemon often mentions Gossip Girl on 30 Rock. In Season 4, Episode 10, the character Jenna even auditions for Gossip Girl in a lol-worthy scene.Photo Credit: NBC
Amy PoehlerLeslie Knope, the main character in Parks and Recreation, played by Amy Poehler, is an avid fan of the show! In Season 2 Episode 6, she claims that she rented “all 11 discs of 'Gossip Girl' at the same time.”Photo Credit: NBC
Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari references the show in his standup act Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, saying that he pretended he was on Gossip Girl when one of his cousin's classmates asked him on Facebook what TV show he was on.Photo Credit: WENN
Tyra BanksTyra Banks, who makes frequent references to Gossip Girl on America's Next Top Model, appeared as a guest star on the show.Photo Credit: WENN
SNLThe folks over at Saturday Night Live love Gossip Girl so much, they even asked Blake Lively to host the show in Season 35 Episode 8. The SNL cast and Blake then teamed up to do a spoof of the show called “Gossip Girl Staten Island”!Photo Credit: WENN
Who do you think is the show’s biggest fan? Tell us about it in the comments!