- Associated Press - Saturday, May 19, 2012

CANNES, FRANCE (AP) - From the Upper Eastside to the south of France - via medieval Italy - Ed Westwick is on the move.

The “Gossip Girl” star was in Cannes on Saturday to celebrate a new movie, “Romeo and Juliet,” at a champagne reception on the beach.

Filmed in Italy, the British actor sports shoulder-length hair as Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, in this movie production of William Shakespeare’s romantic play.

The role of Romeo goes to another Brit, Douglas Booth, while Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld plays the famous heroine.

Written by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes, it’s directed by Carlo Carlei.

Westwick told AP he studied the tragedy at school and they shot at the historic Juliet balcony in Verona - although they had a stunt balcony built too.

He starts filming the final series of “Gossip Girl” in July.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide