Gossip Girl is getting a little dose of Britishness next season with the addition of Elizabeth Hurley. Fresh off of NBC dropping the Wonder Woman pilot that had her playing a villainess is a super tight dress, Hurley is picking right back up by jumping into something even better: the catty Upper East Side drama on the CW staple.
The 45-year-old freak of nature (because seriously, who looks that good for that long?) will be joining the teen drama for a multi-episode arc and according to TVLine, she’ll be stirring up a little trouble. Then again, what newcomer on Gossip Girl has ever been added for any reason other than to shake everything up? (No one, that’s who.) The show’s producers told TVLine that Hurley’s character, the presumably aptly named Diana Payne, is “a sexy, smart, self-made media mogul and all-around force to be reckoned with. Diana’s entrance on the Upper East Side will change the lives of all our characters — including, and especially, Gossip Girl herself.”
Wait, so we’re actually going back to that place in time when everyone on the show still wanted to find out who this mysterious Gossip Girl actually is? We haven’t forgotten about that? Let’s hope that’s what this vague description is referring to. The potential unmasking or at least some serious miffing of Gossip Girl is the best wasted storyline the show’s seen in a while, so if that theme is, in fact, coming back around and Liz Hurley is driving the charge, I’ll be on board.