October 21, 2016  

Ed Westwick Gave Up His Music Career for Acting

June 1, 2010 (3:11 am) GMT
The Chuck Bass of 'Gossip Girl' left his band The Filthy Youth because he couldn't balance his hectic schedule between acting and singing.

was forced to give up his place in rock band The Filthy Youth after filming on U.S. TV series "" became too hectic. The British actor was once the frontman of the indie group, which is based in the U.K., but admits he could no longer balance his musical career with his acting commitments in New York after the show became a hit.

He tells Britain's GMTV, "I do play a little bit of guitar... I was in a band once upon a time. I was singing. It was a good time. I just found myself being so busy tied up with the show and everything like that. Music, I absolutely adore, as I'm sure we all do. It was something that I really enjoyed but it was just so difficult to have time to do these things."

Ed Westwick portrays Chuck Bass in "Gossip Girl". He plays alongside the likes of , , , and .


  1. Jennifer Lawrence to Lead Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic
  2. Kim Kardashian's Family Shares Throwbacks and Birthday Wishes as She Turns 36
  3. Chris Pratt to Return to TV as Guest Star on His Wife Anna Faris' 'Mom'
  4. Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams Named Co-Chairs for 2017 Met Gala
  5. Shailene Woodley Writes Powerful Essay About Her Arrest During Pipeline Protest
  6. Is Jennifer Lawrence Dating Darren Aronofsky to Score Movie Roles?
  7. Selena Gomez's Mother Is NOT Fighting for a Conservatorship Despite Report
  8. Nicole Richie Is Livid Her Sister Sofia Richie Hangs Out With Her Ex-BFF Paris Hilton