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See Blake Lively Audition for Her Gossip Girl Role

By Team ELLE

Blake Lively captivated our hearts in the role of Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl and even though the show has been off our screens since 2012 and she's a mother now, we still think of her as Serena.

So the news that Blake's original audition tape has been unearthed is music to our ears...

The vintage tape takes us all the way back to 2007, as Serena reads an early scene with Ed Westwick (aka bad boy Chuck), harking back to the days when Chuck was more sleazy playboy than rising tycoon. 

The footage reveals that she was #flawless from the very beginning.

We love it, and we enjoy the trademark Chuck Bass snarl, the pompous voice, the sexy gaze - they were all there at the very beginning.

Swoon over his audition tape here:

Check out our guide to Gossip Girl 

Blake's transition from rising star to fashion icon...

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