Ed Westwick On The Gay Rumors: "Not True, But Hilarious."

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Ed Westwick, also known as Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass, is in Page Six Magazine this weekend. We got a sneak peek of some of the quotes from the saucy Brit. (He calls the interviewer "baby" more than once.) About his relationship with co-star and roommate Chace Crawford: "People think Chace is gay, and thought I was gay, that we were humping. It's not true, but hilarious. People project their fantasies onto people. I've never been someone who makes it my objective to go out and pick up chicks. But I've met some fantastic ladies here. You know those amazing conversations where you find yourself in a café talking until 2 a.m. and never see them again." On being the kind guy fans simply adore, he says:

"There are perks to this job. We [the Gossip Girl cast] were all thrown into this situation with a lot of attention on us, and you get a lot of free clothes and shit but that's no reason not to stay grounded. What am I really doing, baby? Saving the world? Nah, I'm on television."


On the stylish Chuck Bass wardrobe:

"Chuck is an iconic character and the clothes are iconic. I think I rock the look well. My style has always been good. Top notch, baby. I like the glamorous indie rock look, like the Libertines. But you know, without the heroin needle sticking out of my arm."

On partying:

"If I want to go out and drink and throw a glass in the street, I'll do it. As long as the reason is that I want to have fun and not that I want to create some sort of tension around me. Then I'd be a dick. But I'm not."

On warm weather:

"I love going out in the summer. The girls wear their nice dresses. Did that sound sleazy? It really did, didn't it? Put it like this: Everyone comes out looking gorgeous in summer. We are a more beautiful species in the summer. No doubt Chuck Bass would say 'cheers' to that, baby."


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@Mafalda para Presidente From a long time dweller in a southern city: "Baby," as commonly used by the older black generation, has no sexist connotations. It's used by men to women and women to men, and can apply to anyone from toddlers to the elderly.

It's especially common among folks who do the bus driving, cashier ringing and service jobs, where customers are often addressed with

"I got ya, baby" (I'll take care of your request), "ain't no problem, baby" (do not become overly anxious, I am familiar with this job and your worry is unnecessary), "uh huh, I hear that, baby" (I validate your concern without getting needlessly involved).

"Baby" from young Mr. Westwick is a separate thing, and, if offensive, still possibly hot.