Leighton Meester now goes for the roles of strong and independent women

In an interview  with refinery29 Leighton explains how she longer wishes to play roles that only confirm stereotypes. Rather she has chosen for different roles after playing Blair in Gossip Girl, now also streaming on Netflix,  for such a long time. She wants to strong, diverse, dynamic female leads’.

In that same interview she connects this to the times we live in under Trump, and encourages women to stay strong and be independent, without becoming caricatured. Recently, Leighton has been mainly active as a mother and she takes her motherhood very seriously. Yet this year she appeared in a few shows, and she has her first movie in years coming up in 2019, called Semper Fi.

Leighton Meester’s net worth, salary per episode & endorsements

In the modern world, we can’t deny the meaning of dollars. Even Leighton is not only in it for fun.

Still best known as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, some people forget she also accumulated a fair amount of wealth through her singing, and acting in movies. She reportedly has made an impressive $5 million dollar, and this estimated net worth not even includes husband Adam Brody’s fortune. Her salary during Gossip Girl is said to have been around a little less then a million a year, and around 50k per episode. This is still in the realm of rumors, but is confirmed to be true for Blake Lively.

You should also not forget the money earned through endorsements, like her commercial for Vera Wang.

Money was even reason for some family problems, as Leighton reportedly filed a lawsuit against her mother when she used money meant for Leighton’s brother health problems, to get cosmetic surgery.

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester Welcome Baby Girl ‘Arlo’!

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody’s baby girl has arrived…and now we know what they named her.

Although the couple is super private, it was revealed that they welcomed a daughter Tuesday, Aug. 4 in Whittier, Calif., with People reporting that her name is Arlo Day Brody.

Leighton and Adam are so private that they actually never confirmed the pregnancy or the birth themselves. They also have never talked to the media about their marriage or wedding after tying the knot in early 2014.

Little Arlo might be in for some awesome play dates, though, considering Leighton’s former Gossip Girl costar Blake Lively welcomed a baby girl last December. Fans of the show were swooning over the thought of just that, tweeting away about the possibility of a mini Gossip Girl squad.