Archive Q&A With Blake Lively As trust fund baby Serena van der Woodsen, Blake Lively is mired in a world of trash-talking prepsters By Charlotte Triggs Charlotte Triggs Managing Editor, PEOPLE Digital People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 26, 2007 12:00PM EST Share Tweet Pin Email Did you gossip a lot when you were in high school? I’ve never been a big fan of gossip. Being a victim of it, I knew how much it hurt. What did your classmates say about you? I was in a show choir. I can’t sing or dance to save my life, but I was very passionate. People said my parents paid the choir director to let me in. It was actually the parents who started that one! And now? I can’t go out to dinner with a friend without it being, “romance!” Like with [costar] Penn [Badgley]: I’ve known him since I was 11 years old. He’s one of my best friends in the city, but because he’s male it’s going to be a “Romance Alert!” Who do you hang out with on-set? My best friend on-set is probably my hairstylist! Ever want to walk away wearing one of Serena’s glam designer gowns? Which time? I’m guilty of going to a fitting, then going out to buy the same outfit. It’s been a problem for my bank account! It’s 5 a.m. and you’re on-set: coffee or Red Bull? Soy lattes get me through my day!