Matthew Settle Is Also Over Gossip Girl

Matthew Settle. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Patrick McMullan

First Penn Badgley told us his complicated thoughts on the end of Gossip Girl; then Leighton Meester admitted that nobody from the cast wanted to renew their contracts. Now Matthew Settle is sharing his own complaint, albeit a small one, about the soon-to-end show. Because, yes, he also found his character’s hook-up with Ivy weird. “The whole fucking thing for thing for me is, like, the last person on earth Rufus would be with would be Ivy. It’s totally a violation of my understanding of the character of Rufus,” Settle a.k.a. Rufus Humphrey told Vulture at a party for Seven Psychopaths this week. "I always wanted them to give Rufus, like, some stake to loose. He never had political conflicts really because he didn’t have a lot of power at stake. Lily for instance, has to decide to sometimes be ruthless, and Rufus never had to deal with that, contend with it ... I would love to work on a series where there’s more collaboration.” So, what high-stakes storyline would he have written for the character? “Perhaps he found a Jackson Pollack painting that wasn’t legally his but someone else needed to be rescued — so he did something illegal to rescue someone.” Huh? "It doesn’t matter,” Settle said. “I’ve got about 50 beaches calling my name.”