Leighton Meester graces the cover of the January issue of Allure and talks about dating and sex alongside some pretty racy pictures of herself.
“I hate it,” she tells the magazine about dating. “It’s wonderful to be in love. And it’s definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it’s OK if you don’t find him and you’re 24. You can find it someday.”
When asked about her breakup with co-star Sebastian Stan, she said, “He’s a great guy. He’s a really good friend…”
“I love Chuck and Blair. I can really relate to it—not necessarily because it’s this dramatic, tumultuous relationship, but because the way they love each other is very real, and not for the sake of being dramatic,” she explained. “It’s actual love. There’s nobody for each other but them.”
Meester also admits that she used to have some wild parties at her home in Hollywood, sometimes with a fire twirler and ice luge. When she moved to New York, she said used to go out all the time.
“Now, I don’t want to do anything that’s unhealthy for me. I mean, drinking is one thing—overdrinking is another. And drugs are something I don’t tolerate at all.”
Meester, who said she’s “happier now than I’ve ever been,” credited her longtime friends with keeping her grounded and entertained. Earlier this week it was revealed that Meester would be leaving Gossip Girl at the end of her contract in two years.