The teen show has become a global phenomenon since debuting in 2007, but TV executives recently announced the programme will come to an end after its upcoming sixth season.
Lively admits she has mixed feelings about walking away from the set of the New York drama, although she can’t wait to be recognised for something other than her Gossip Girl work as socialite Serena van der Woodsen.
“It’ll be bittersweet when it’s over because it gave me all of this. I think the best way to describe it is like someone who really enjoyed high school, and is like, ‘I’m a senior and I can’t wait for the next thing!’,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling Bullett magazine.
“Gossip Girl was so great, but what’s the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time. “As an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don’t think I’d say, ‘Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work.’ But I am very lucky to have had that experience,” she added.