Ed Westwick, greaseball heartthrob: “I’m now just a brilliant solo artist”


It’s been a while since I’ve written about my love Ed Westwick. I don’t even watch Gossip Girl – but I’m just obsessed with him. He’s so pretty and fancy and dirty and sleazy. I love it. These are photos of Ed in London today, wearing some kind of buttony blouse/blazer combination. The boy dresses like a budget Jude Law. I love that about him too. He looks really short in these photos – how tall is he? Let me look it up. He’s five foot eight. SHORT. Damn. That’s like Tom Cruise shortness. Anyway, while in London, Ed has been doing press for… Gossip Girl, I guess. And maybe for his new film, Chalet Girl. You can tell that he really thinks highly of himself from these interview excerpts:

‘Gossip Girl’ heartthrob Ed Westwick says he isn’t looking for love at the moment because he is concentrating on his career. He says his busy career stops him from finding love. The ‘Gossip Girl’ star – who has previously dated his co-stars Jessica Szohr and Leighton Meester – insists he is happy to not be in a relationship at the moment because he is prioritising his professional life over everything else.

When asked if he was looking for love by British talk show host Lorraine Kelly on her breakfast TV programme ‘Lorraine’, he said: “No, I’m focusing on my career actually. It takes up a lot of time and commitment.”

When he isn’t working, Ed – who stars in new comedy movie ‘Chalet Girl’ – likes to forget about acting by playing the guitar. However, he likes to strum his instrument at unusual times of the day – something he believes upsets his neighbours.

When quizzed about his passion for music by Lorraine, he said: “I’m not in a band, I’m now just a brilliant solo artist … I’ve got this fantastic guitar I bought not long ago which is a 1957 Les Paul Junior, I’ve got this tube amp from 1952 as well, so I annoy my neighbours in my apartment building by blaring music out at 4 o’clock in the morning.”

In another interview, Ed discussed his relationship with the actress JESSICA SZHOR, claiming that it ‘blossomed’ and then ‘wilted’. In an interview with Tatler Magazine, Westwick said his breakup from Szohr had left him “kind of on a warpath”. The couple reportedly split back in April 2010, and Westwick said, “Everyone’s dated each other, and then broken up, or whatever. It’s natural that romance would blossom. Blossom and then wilt. The wickedness of women! The heartbreakers, God damn them. I’ve learnt. And I feel stronger and wiser”.

In yet another interview, Ed spoke about love, saying: “It’s incredible, it’s intoxicating. To fall in love with someone at first sight is fine, but in order to have a working relationship you need to realise that love is just one thing in a whole relationship.”

The 23-year-old star has previously revealed he has a crush on singer Cheryl Cole, but he now believes too many men are interested in the British star – who has been romantically linked with Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am and dancer Derek Hough since splitting from now ex-husband Ashley Cole last year – and thinks she may need some time away from the spotlight.

He told Britain’s Cosmopolitan magazine: “Everyone is obsessed with her right now so it’s freaking me out. I think she needs to chill out, disappear and give me a call.”

Discussing his dating style, the handsome star reveals he likes to be confident but not cocky.

He said: “You have to have a degree of confidence. I’m not uber-confident in that respect, but if you like someone you’ve got to go for it because if you don’t ask, you’ll never know.”

The British actor is best known for playing ‘Chuck Bass’ on Gossip Girl, however, Westwick has revealed his desire to move on and play different roles, he said, “To be completely honest, I’m ready to do something else. Really ready to do something else”.

[From Contact Music Articles]

What would become of him if he left Gossip Girl? You never know with the British actors. If he was American, I would say that Gossip Girl would be as good as it gets, but considering the quality of British programming, if Ed left Gossip Girl, he might have a fighting chance at more career success elsewhere. You never know. Ooh, he also has a small part in the J. Edgar Hoover bio-pic starring Armie Hammer and Leo DiCaprio! Good for him.

Thank you for letting me indulge my crush!



Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. Oi says:

    5’8′” is TC short? really? isn’t average 5’10”? Maybe I need to date a basketball player or something, but it could be worse.

  2. devilgirl says:

    He is gross, and I cannot stand the way he talks!

  3. smith says:

    Well you made Tom’s day with 5’8″ –

    The man is like what 5’6″ including the double-pair of thick socks, specially-designed elevator shoes and stooped over Katie.

  4. the original bellaluna says:


    @ Oi – He is to us tall ladies – Mr. Bellaluna is 6’5″ in bare feet.

  5. esblondie says:

    Good god, he’s hot. But yeah, 5’8″ – too damn short. That’s a shame. (I’m 5’9″ – I need my men at LEAST my height, however the taller the better. I feel like an amazon half the time as it is.)

  6. the original bellaluna says:

    @ esblondie – Don’t you become weary of men talking to your rack? I sure do!

  7. Gee says:

    I met him at JFK and not only was he really nice, he was about 5’8 for sure. I’m 5’4 and he was much taller than me. I have a pic to prove it!

  8. normades says:

    I’m so rooting for him and Leighton to be the real breakout stars from GG (not Boobs L)…and I think they will be because those two can actually act. They just need better roles to prove it.

  9. esblondie says:

    @bellaluna – yes, that too.
    Also – golf clap for landing a 6’5″er…nicely done, there.

  10. tangerinepill says:

    Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester never dated, did they?

  11. aenflex says:

    And uglier Jimmy Fallon.

  12. ballia says:

    well, I’m 5’8 and I’m considered very tall but I’m a girl. for a guy that’s pretty short. if I dated him I’d have to ditch my heels…

  13. jaye E says:

    Imho, he bares too much of a resemblance to Corey Feldman to be hot.

  14. KJ says:

    Tom Cruise is actually 5’6 I’m pretty sure.

    I don’t get his appeal. At all. None of his features go together. His nose and mouth and eyes all look like they came from completely different faces. I dub him….Ed PotatoHead.

  15. RHONYC says:

    huh? i would’ve pegged him ‘Alex Keaton’ short.

    only Michael Fox is hot enough to pull that height off, and well…he my friends, is ‘no’ Michael J. Fox. 😉

  16. Ferguson. says:


  17. Az says:

    Tom Cruise is not 5’8″! He’ way shorter than that! This guy… I don’t watch Gossip Girl either but I get the feeling he’d make an exceptional hatefuck…

  18. Ruby Red Lips says:

    He is so disgustingly sleazy and his nose and nostrils really bug me…but there is something hideously sexy about him, even tho he is short & I don’t go for short men!

    BTW how is Gossip Girl still on screens??!! All they do is sleep with each other…and thats it. Biggest pile of sh*t going & Leighton is completely overrated!

  19. Ashley says:

    Kaiser – I’m with you. I don’t know what it is about him, but I have a MAD crush.

  20. Ron says:

    Cruise is about 5’7. I used to wait on him when I worked retail in BH. I am 5’10” and Nicole was my height.

  21. LovelyH says:

    He never dated Leighton Meester!

  22. TQB says:

    I like mine on the shorter side… You tall ladies may have the over 6 foot crowd, leave me my Westwick.

    Sometimes I forget to listen to what he’s saying on GG – I get distracted watching his mouth move…

  23. LovelyH says:

    He never dated Leighton Meester.

  24. Dorothy#1 says:

    @jaye E – I thinking the same thing! He looks so much like Corey Feldman!!!!! Of course that makes me like him more!

  25. WYIJM says:

    5’8″ seems fine to me, my BF is 5’8″ which seems to be a good height for my 5’2″. With or without heels 🙂

    Hypothetically, I’d hit it. He looks like he knows what he’s doing.

  26. Liana says:

    I wish he came with a mute button.

  27. Venus says:

    If he’s 5’8, then I’m 6 feet tall (I’m 5’3). I’ve seen Gossip Girl — boy is about 5’6 at most, which actually does put him in Tom Cruise territory.

  28. mike says:

    Yeah, the dude is nowhere in heck even close to 5’8″. 5’5″ or 5’6″ in the morning at best. Homie’s a real shortie. In fact, I think Tom is probably slightly taller than Ed Biggins.

    It’s rather funny about the show, actually. The tallest young member of the cast is probably Blake or Taylor, both gals. The young guys on the show are all uniformly average or below average; no wonder Blake sometimes feels like a tranny!

  29. JT says:

    Well, I’m a small girl standing at 5’0 so if you taller ladies don’t want him, I’ll be happy to take him 😀 The first picture of him is really hot.

  30. Emma says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous guy! And I’m short too, so I have noooo problem with his height. 😉

  31. Javagirl1 says:

    I’m usually not into youngins, but I gotta admit Ed Westwick is hot!

  32. Chicoulina says:

    He plays Chuck Bass so well on Gossip Girl!Great actor!!I love the way he talks with his Chuck Bass American accent,sexy as hell!

  33. Theresa says:

    He is obvious in his channeling of Jude’s slouchy style. Unfortunately, that style suits very slender lanky men, on Chuck, it comes across as chunky and clunky!

    Love the Feldman comparison! I knew he was reminding me of someone!

  34. Matt says:

    I prefer shorter guys, but then I am 6 feet tall. I suppose its different for you girls, you dont want to be towering over a man.

    I think he was being sarcastic about the guitar playing stuff, although I could be wrong.

  35. Katie says:

    There is something about him that I also find to be really sexy. I can’t help it. I don’t know if I would feel that way if I hadn’t come to know him as Chuck Bass. Chuck Bass is also just sexy.

  36. hoganbcmj says:

    Sorry, but I do NOT get it at all. He is SO not hot, ugh. Yuck. No. Thank. You.

  37. Yasmine says:

    I keep forgetting that he’s English. His comment on being ‘just a brilliant solo artist’ is meant to be funny. British dry humour at its best.

  38. Angel says:

    He is HOT ! No matter how tall is he 🙂

  39. kayls says:

    HOT! I just wish his name was something hotter than ‘Ed’. That doesn’t really work for me.

  40. gabs says:

    Im also hoping him and leighton will be the real breakout stars. A clint eastwood movie is HUGE. Good for him. All the GG actors look like they want to leave that set. lol

  41. LT says:

    YUCK that guy is so unattractive! He looks like a fish or something.

  42. dahlia1947 says:

    I think he’s hot! I just love his GG character! I find myself not even hearing what he’s saying! I just watch his facial expressions! Very sexy!