Chace Crawford is slimming down and Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick isn’t. In Touch reports at the Gossip Girl wrap party at New Yorkâ€™s Bowery Hotel, Ed Westwick turned heads â€” but for all the wrong reasons. “He looked totally unkempt, like he hadnâ€™t showered in days,” a guest at the March 28 event spilled to the weekly celebrity magazine.
“All he did the entire time was play beer pong with Heineken. He was drinking a lot.” The report adds, ‘Thatâ€™s nothing new for Ed, who has treated New York like his personal playground ever since being cast as Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl in 2007. But in the hit showâ€™s second season, Ed, 21, has put on an estimated 10 pounds, and his partying is starting to hurt his appearance.’
Weighty Issues? “Ed has been gaining a lot of weight â€” not just around the waist, but throughout his whole body,â€ says an on-set source. â€œFirst, the costume department had to buy him new, bigger pants. Then, his shirts and jackets got way too snug. The costumers even requested that producers talk to Ed â€” they donâ€™t want Chuck to be fat!â€ Ed has gotten flack from his castmates, too.
â€œThey filmed an episode with a pool scene,â€ another set insider reveals. â€œEd was completely not in shape, and people were making fun of him.â€ Oh and In Touch also notes that Chace is getting skinnier: Meanwhile, Edâ€™s co-star Chace Crawford, 23, plans to lose between 10 to 15 pounds to portray a drug dealer in the film Twelve for director Joel Schumacher in a few weeks. â€œHeâ€™s tired of playing a pretty boy and is really serious about it,â€ says a friend.