Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester has declared her intention to leave 'Gossip Girl' after two more years, but she admits she has grown fond of her character, New York socialite Blair Waldorf, despite having totally dissimilar backgrounds.

"I work on a show every day where I feel literally, maybe .1 percent in common with the character," she tells PopEater. "You have to somehow find common ground; otherwise you hate them. The character I play on 'Gossip Girl' is incredibly manipulative and conniving and, you know, this heightened personality in this weird universe that doesn't even really exist."

Meester says that in spite of all this, she finds Blair's "vulnerable side to be pleasant and fun to portray."

The actress expresses surprise that her 'Gossip' character has spawned a legion of wannabes.

"I don't see why," she says. "It seems like it would be really difficult, even just the clothes, the different bag every day."