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The Unlikely Onscreen Chemistry of Leighton Meester and Hugh Laurie

Of all of the actors in all of the world, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and House's Hugh Laurie are an unlikely combo for not one but two on-screen potential romances. So random! But Meester indeed played a teen siren with her eyes on Greg House in a 2006 two-episode arc of the show, and as was reported last night, the two have signed up to co-star in The Oranges, about "a man's romantic relationship with the daughter of a family friend." If you want a reminder of the May-December chemistry that makes these two sizzle on-screen, here's a creepy scene from the Meester-Laurie story arc of House, which, honestly, has always seemed kind of far-fetched to us — Dr. Gregory House is a known sex symbol, for sure, but to 17-year-olds?

Leigton Meester on House [Fox/YouTube]
Meester Picks 'Oranges' [Variety]