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Krysten Ritter Feels 'Lucky' to Nail 'Gossip Girl' Spin-Off Role

February 7, 2009 (4:04 am) GMT
Made the lead cast of 'Gossip Girl' spin-off, Krysten Ritter reveals that she found out at relatively the same time as everybody else.

admitted that she received the good news of her joining "" spin-off almost at the same time as everybody else. Speaking to Access Hollywood at the premiere of her latest feature movie, "", on Thursday the actress said that she just got the call about an hour before.

"I just got the lead in the 'Gossip Girl' spin-off, so that's pretty cool!" elated Krysten said. "It feels really overwhelming. I'm lucky. I feel like a million bucks!"

She will play Carol Rhodes, the older sister of Lily Rhodes aka Lily van der Woodsen after she got married. Her character will take in Lily to her Los Angeles house after Lily falls out with their parents. Speaking about her part, Krysten said, "I'm playing the outcast. She's an '80s Sunset Strip rocker!"

The spin-off is not yet titled but there will be a back door pilot that airs as an episode of "Gossip Girl" in May.

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