Leighton Meester dazzles in a Dolce & Gabbana dress. (Ben Watts/Lucky)
Soon, Meester will have to say goodbye to Waldorf, because the show is set to air its final episodes this fall. It shouldn't be too tough for Meester, though, because she already has big plans: she wants to release her first album before the end of the year. (The songstress released the song "Somebody to Love" with Robin Thicke and was featured on Cobra Starship's hit "Good Girls Go Bad" in 2009.) However, when it comes to her singing career, Waldorf doesn't seem to have made an impression at all. Meester explains that her inspirations aren't the kind of women you'd find on the Upper East Side, but rather singer-songwriter types like Joni Mitchell and Alison Kraus. Even Meester's onstage wardrobe is more about comfort than style. "A little-known fact is that when I'm performing, I like to wear a bodysuit beneath whatever I'm wearing," Meester says. "I hate bras, at least when I'm singing."
Meester dons Prada. (Ben Watts/Lucky)
The actress tries on a BCBG dress. (Ben Watts/Lucky)
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Meester's also begun working on a film career. The starlet combined her acting and singing talents when she played a country singer in the 2010 movie "Country Strong." She also starred in 2011's thriller "The Roommate" and 2011's cutesy "Monte Carlo" featuring Selena Gomez, and had smaller roles in 2010's funny "Date Night" and the 2010 Drew Barrymore rom-com "Going the Distance." On June 15, she co-stars with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in the comedy "That's My Boy." Meester plays the woman set to wed former "Saturday Night Live" star Samberg. "It's different than anything I've ever done before," she notes. "100 percent comedy, very funny, super-raunchy."
Meester wears a pop of peach. (Ben Watts/Lucky)
Read Meester's full interview in the July issue of Lucky, on newsstands now.
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