Sam Robards:(On taking a role on "Gossip Girl") I needed the money! Listen, I had a day on the pilot episode. Two lines! I was like, "All right, I'm in New York, I just got back, I'll do it. I don't know what the hell's going on." All of a sudden they want me for another one, and another and another. Suddenly [my character] is doing blow, swilling whiskey, punching his kid! I'm walking down the street and girls are going, "Omigod, are you Nate's dad?!" Then Chace Crawford and I were walking out of a townhouse one day while we were shooting, and there were just hundreds of these girls lining the street screaming, "Chace! Is that Chace?" And one of them nearby answers, "No, that's the old one." I was like, "The old one? Oh, you're 12-of course I'm the old one!