“But I’m having fun living the bachelor life right now. Rumors abounded that chez Westwick/Crawford was especially rowdy and messy. “You get dealt a certain hand and it’s about playing that hand to the best of your abilities,” Crawford says, by way of an explanation. “But me,” Crawford says, twinkling those Skyline eyes.It’s a good time to be single.” He recently moved out of the Chelsea, Manhattan apartment he shared with co-star Ed Westwick for his own downtown bachelor pad. “I don’t know why anyone wants to read about the condition of our apartment. “Maybe a big advantage is I do have an affinity for people and I love networking. It opens up certain opportunities and doors.” Meanwhile, he believes, members of his peer group might act entitled. debuted, introducing us both to the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite, and to the sometimes equally-scandalous cast of actors who played our favorite Upper East Siders.While most of the gang were probably consummate professionals most of the time, thrusting a whole lot of very young actors very suddenly into the limelight is a surefire recipe for at least a little bit of scandal, as .They are such showstoppers that on the set of became a worldwide phenomenon, his co-star, the rapper 50 Cent, joked that Crawford has “Skyline Eyes.” “I’m not going to say it’s hurt me,” Crawford says of his boyish features, which also include his now signature bushy eyebrows. Not bad for a college dropout who, just a few short years ago, was earning money by valeting cars at the oceanfront restaurant Geoffrey’s in Malibu.Crawford, who turned 24 in July, grew up near Dallas, the son of a dermatologist (his father) and a teacher (his mother).I’d done minimal modeling in Dallas and just hated it. “Finding someone who will push you and believe in you, that’s the first big step,” Crawford says of starting out in the business.
“I didn’t realise how much money one commercial could give you. ’” Eventually, Crawford wised up to the vocabulary of Hollywood and started going out on auditions.Still, Footloose remains mostly a carrot dangling in front of our faces at the moment: we will have to wait months and months and months to discover if indeed, Crawford can sing and dance. “We get to shoot in New York and have that as our playground and do the insane things that we get to be a part of. We have a few roof deck parties from time to time, but that’s all.” Despite the People magazine cover, for instance, it still seems to shock Crawford that people are interested in his life.There’s a part of me that wants to share that,” Crawford says. In fact, sometimes he’s mystified that of all his friends who were trying to be actors, somehow he has risen above the pack.And the adults on set weren’t immune: Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford were also rumored to be involved for a while."I remember there was one point where we were just afraid of how our personal lives overlapping our work life could be perceived by our bosses," Lively told recently, “[but then] we were like ‘oh no, that’s exactly what they want.' They wanted us all to date.
They wanted us all to wear the same clothes that we’re wearing on the show.
“People ask, do I feel guilty about the influence Gossip Girl has on teenagers? The show’s going to steamroll right ahead if I don’t have the part.” Crawford is also transitioning as fast as he can back onto the big screen.