By the time she walks into La Bottega Caffe, near New York City's Meatpacking District, and settles in to the booth, we're braced for a throw-down. For starters, there's not a headband or haughty set of pearls in sight.
Leighton shows up makeup-free in retro Nike sneakers, skinny jeans, a black tank top, and...horn-rimmed glasses (are you picturing this? Clearly, she's not going out of her way to project an intimidating image on us or the customers doing double-takes as they walk by.
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(Badgley toldtogether until the CW show ended in late 2012, with a series finale that (spoiler alert) saw their fictional alter egos marry.
She's since quit acting all together to focus on her music career, according to an interview she gave to If reports from some gossip magazines are true, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester's friendship was about as tense as the one between their characters, Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf.
In 2010, sources for ) claimed that Lively and Meester's relationship had taken a turn for the worse, further fueling rumors that the two flat-out hated each other.
"I never wear makeup when I'm not at work," she explains.
"It can make you forget what you look like, and I've grown to really love the way I look without it." Sound surprisingly unsnotty? In fact, the night before, she ordered in burgers and watched Home Alone 2 with a friend.