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At the Gotham Independent Film Awards, we caught up with Leighton Meester to talk–what else?–fashion! Considering she stirs up her fair share of drama on Gossip Girl, challenges Gwyneth Paltrow in next month’s Country Strong and goes a bit psychotic in next year’s The Roommate, we had to ask: Do bad girls get better clothes? “In my experience, yes. In The Roommate, I play a little over-the-edge bad girl and she has a pretty good wardrobe,” she told us. Meester also spilled about her Country Strong co-star Gwyneth Paltrow: “She’s gorgeous without any makeup on and she comes to set at 5 a.m. looking really hot which is really great. She’s super down-to-earth and makes dirty jokes. She’s just a cool chick.

MORE! See all of Leighton’s Gossip Girl wardrobe!

With reporting by Nakisha Williams