Brian J. Smith is going from the cockpit to the kitchen. Smith, who played pilot Lt. Matthew Scott on Syfy's "Stargate Universe," will star as Max, an aspiring chef, onCW's "Gossip Girl."
Smith had this to say shortly after the news was reported Tuesday: Xoxo :)
He will first appear in the Season 5 premiere on Sept. 26, aCW source confirmed Tuesday night.
Even though "Gossip Girl" is filmed in New York, where the Julliard graduate lives, he will have to travel for the production just like he did for "SGU," which was filmed in Vancouver. The CW confirmed that he will film at least some of his scenes in Los Angeles.
TV Line first reported the casting news, including a teaser that Max might be romancing Serena, who is played by Blake Lively. A CW spokesperson told me that any other tidbits online about his storyline are "just the press speculatiing," or, um, gossip. She also would not confirm if he is now a series regular or, if not, in how many episodes he might appear.
With Smith now on the show, and Lively having appeared in this summer's "Green Lantern" on the big screen, "Gossip Girl" might just attract the sci-fi crowd this fall.
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