After Losing Out On Johanna Mason, Zoe Aggeliki Sets Her Sights A Little Lower And Joins Gossip Girl

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Zoe Aggeliki Gossip Girl Serena van der Woodsen nemesis Blake Lively NatashaA few weeks ago, we had never heard of model Zoe Aggeliki, then suddenly she was a frontrunner for the role of Johanna Mason in Catching Fire. Then the role got offered to Jena Malone instead, but once Zoe got unleashed on the world, you know that she'd be raking in other TV and movie roles as consolation. No surprise, then, that she'll be appearing in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Ryan Reynolds‘ new movie R.I.P.D. And in the meantime, she just booked a gig on Gossip Girl.

Alloy Entertainment has announced that Zoe will play Natasha, the sister to Barry Watson‘s character Steven Spence. Since he's appearing on Gossip Girl‘s final season as Serena van der Woodsen's love interest, you can bet that Natasha and Serena won't get along. We had predicted that “young entrepreneur” Steven would have some shady dealings that would hurt Serena, but now it sounds like it might be his sister who competes with Manhattan's It Girl.

Not bad as a first acting role to cut your teeth on. Since this is Gossip Girl‘s final season, Zoe will be surrounded by seasoned TV actors like Barry and her on-screen frenemy Blake Lively. Not a bad place to start at all.

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