Blood & Oil
Season 1 M-Net Edge (*102) 19:00
Chace Crawford has shaken off his most famous role – as upper-class Nate Archibald from teen drama Gossip Girl (20072012) – to get greasy as working-class miner Billy LeFever in drama show Blood & Oil (2015). “It’s a huge change for me,” says the 31-year-old. “I think it’s a step up for me in terms of the work.”
Chace almost never got into act1
ing. He studied business and communications at Pepperdine University, California in 2004 with plans to go into PR or advertising, only to drop out in 2005 to pursue a showbiz career.
Luckily for Chace, his schoolteacher 2
mom Dana and dermatologist dad Chris supported his decision. “My folks saw me panicking [about university] and my dad said, ‘Chace, just do it, man. Just go!’ That’s what it took.”
Acting also gave the Texas native 3
his best friend. While filming Gossip Girl, Chace rented an apartment with co-star Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass on the show) and they didn’t bother to move out until three years after the show became a hit.
In 2010, Chace was arrested while 4
in possession of marijuana and was given the option of community service or appearing in court. He did his community sentence a year later in Texas and the case was dismissed.
While he likes keeping his private 5
life under lock and key, rumour has it Chace is dating his Blood & Oil wife Rebecca Rittenhouse (Cody).
Over the years, Chace has been 6
sent some weird gifts from fans but the strangest came from “a hobolooking man on the streets of LA”. He gave Chace a lunchbox with Chace’s face on, which he uses as an ashtray.