“Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas has been doing a really great job bringing the cult series’ original players back for the movie. But, a scheduling conflict is keeping Leighton Meester from reprising the role of Carrie Bishop.
Thomas announced on Sunday that indie pop band Twin Sister singer Andrea Estella has been cast in the part of “the gossip queen of the 09ers” who falsely accused Neptune High teacher Mr. Rooks (Adam Scott) of having an affair with her to protect her best friend on Season 1 of the series.
“Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie during the same time frame on the wrong coast. In the end, she was unavailable,” Thomas said.
“One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in the show, was that we needed a performer who could sing in this important role. Once it became evident that we couldn’t make Leighton’s schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie.”
Other than singing, Thomas didn’t elaborate on Bishop’s storyline in the movie. He did say that there will be Twin Sister songs on the soundtrack.
I just came across some candids that were taken of Leighton back in May. Check them out in the gallery!
[x006] Candids > 2013 > May 19 – Out and About in LA
Leighton attended the premiere of Some Girl(s) in Los Angeles last week to support her boyfriend Adam Brody.
I uploaded a few pictures of them together at the after party.
[x004] Appearances > 2013 > June 26 – Some Girls After Party
Leighton recently shot a new movie called Life Partners where she plays the role of Sasha. The movie follows close friends Paige and Sasha who find their bond test when Paige – who has vowed not to get married until Sasha, who is a lesbian, has the same legal right – falls for a charming young doctor.
Check out these pictures that were taken of Leighton while she was filming the movie!
I added to the gallery various candid pictures that were taken of Leighton in the past few months.
[x017] Candids > 2013 > June 22 – Out and About in LA
[x008] Candids > 2013 > May 12 – Out and About in LA
[x004] Candids > 2013 > April 27 – Out and About in LA
[x010] Candids > 2013 > March 22 – Out and About in LA
[x038] Candids > 2013 > March 17 – Out and About in LA
[x024] Candids > 2013 > March 14 – Out and About in LA
[x014] Candids > 2013 > March 10 – Out and About in LA
[x004] Candids > 2013 > February 6 – Out and About in LA
[x011] Candids > 2013 > February 6 – Out and About in Encino