updated 02/21/2008 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/23/2008 AT 10:45 AM ET
Leighton Meester’s show Gossip Girl is one big hit. But could the young starlet consider switching to a career as a rapper?
“I have a huge range of songs,” Meester, 22, told the blog Just Jared at a promotional event in New York Wednesday about her burgeoning musical career.
Explains the actress: “[On] some of them I just talk, I do a little – not rapping – but talking, sort of spoken word. It’s a little Fergie, a little like Gwen Stefani and M.I.A.”
Okay, so she’s not abandoning her hit TV show, but the actress is really into her “electronic-y” songs. “I write the lyrics and I collaborate with my friend and producer … Shahine Ezell,” she says. As for future collaborations, “I would want to work with a band. I’d love to meet my favorite artists, meet them, hang out with them and just jam.” Among Meester’s favorites: rockers Incubus and Chris Cornell. “He has such a powerful and beautiful voice,” she says.
When it comes to her career, though, Meester is content to be just a double (not triple) threat. “I don’t think I’m going to be dancing but I definitely could,” she says in the interview. “My nickname use to be Happy Feet. If I’m standing there and music is playing on set, I’ll be doing this. People used to be like, ‘Why are you Happy Feet? You need to stop that now.’ ”