The CW series Gossip Girl follows the lives of privileged teenagers growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Forbes talked to the show's brooding young billionaire, Chuck Bass, through the writers of the show.
Forbes: First off, Happy New Year. What'd you get up to for New Year's Eve?
Bass: A gentleman never tells.
What does Chuck Bass do in his "me time"?
All my time is "me" time.
It seems you've never met an ascot you didn't like. Who or what inspires your sense of style?
Bart Bass: So. Your new step-brother told me about your problem at school. Frankly, I wasn't surprised given your propensity for recklessness and adventure.
Serena van der Woodsen: I'm sorry?
Bart Bass: Don't tell your mother, but... I made a call.
Serena van der Woodsen: You did what?
Bart Bass: It was harder than usual. That new headmistress of yours is a new peice of work. I had to go over her head. Sorry I couldn't get the charges completely dropped, but, at least I got you minimal sentence.
Nate Archibald: She's right, Serena. I mean, none of us are saints.
Blair Waldorf: [looks at Chuck] Yeah, I had sex with him in the back of a limo.
Chuck Bass: Several times.
Nate Archibald: [looks at Serena] I had sex with you, at a wedding while I was her date.
Nate Archibald: [looks at Chuck] Once.
Blair Waldorf: [looks at Chuck]
Chuck Bass: I'm Chuck Bass.
Dan Humphrey: Wait, don't you all hate each other?
Blair Waldorf: Yes.
Nate Archibald: Absolutely.
Blair Waldorf: [after waking up in bed together] You were on the floor!
Chuck Bass: I hurt my back.
Blair Waldorf: How? It's not like you ever do anything athletic.
Chuck Bass: [suggestively] Well, that's not exactly true, now is it?
Blair Waldorf: Fine, nothing that involves removing your scarf.
Chuck Bass: That was one time; it was chilly.
[Blair waskes up and slapps Chuck's arm]
Chuck Bass: Ow!
Blair Waldorf: Who, what, where, when, why?
Charles Bartholomew Bass was born May 19, 1991, to the late Bartholomew "Bart" Bass, a self-made billionaire who owns the The New York Palace Hotel, where Chuck resides. Both of his parents are now deceased, as of "It's a Wonderful Lie," leaving Chuck with only his step-family, the van der Woodsens and uncle, Jack Bass. Chuck's mother's name is never revealed, it is rumored that her name was 'Evelyn', but it has never been confirmed.Chuck attends the prestigious St. Jude's School for Boys with long-time best friend Nate Archibald. He is the resident bad boy of...
Charles Bartholomew "Chuck" Bass is a fictional character in the best-selling Gossip Girl series of novels, and is portrayed by Ed Westwick in the television series of the same name. A secondary, antagonistic character in the original book series, Chuck is a main character in the television series, and serves as the show's antihero. The television series character is noted for his financial ambition and personal style.Book series background
Charles Bartholomew Bass was raised in Manhattan's most elite social circle. He is the son of wealthy businessman Bartholomew Bass and his...
B with her mother, arguing in a taxi in front of Takashimaya. N enjoying a joint on the steps of the Met. C buying new school shoes at Barneys. And a familiar, tall, eerily beautiful blond girl emerging from a New Haven line train in Grand Central Station. Approximate age, seventeen. Could it be? S is back?!
THE GIRL WHO LEAVES FOR BOARDING SCHOOL, GETS KICKED OUT, AND COMES BACK
Yes, S is back from boarding school. Her hair is longer, paler. Her blue eyes have that deep mysteriousness of kept secrets. She is wearing the same old fabulous clothes, now in rags from fending off New...
Chuck: Girls you don't know how thankful I am to have finally found a use for geometry in my daily life.
Chuck: Who told you that little piece of advice, your boyfriend Nate?
Serena: Nate didn't say anything.
Chuck: Good. 'Cause I don't think it's wise taking relationship advice from somebody in a fake relationship. Call me crazy. Enjoy another night alone with your thoughts.