Brittany Snow Is a ‘Gossip Girl’

OMFG! Brittany Snow, 22, will be portraying the young Lily van Der Woodsen during her hell-raising teen-socialite years in the 1980s in the recently announced Gossip Girl spin-off.

Star reports that Snow (Hairspray, Prom Night, John Tucker Must Die) will take up the role in her first TV gig since starring in NBC’s drama American Dreams.

“Brittany is thrilled,” a source says. “She loves the original show and thinks the 1980s concept sets the spin-off apart from other series on television. She can’t wait to wear all the fabulous outfits and really sink her teeth into the role.”

The show will be set in Los Angeles, and will chronicle the teenage adventures of Lily (currently played by Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle).

Snow was reportedly offered the role sans audition in February.

“Brittany always thought she was going to continue her career in films,” the source says. “But this is a marvelous part and she just couldn’t say no. This has the potential to be a huge show in the tradition of Melrose Place.”

The pilot will actually be a Gossip Girl episode that will air on May 11.

Will we get to see young Dorota? Please?