Leighton gets tips from Lauper
Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester has been getting some career advice from Cyndi Lauper.
The young actress, who wants to become a successful singer, told People.com: "Recently I've spent a lot of time with Cyndi Lauper, and she's a legend."
The 23-year-old went on: "She gave me the advice, never sell your publishing, so I'll take that."
Leighton, who plays Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, has developed a taste for making music since singing on Cobra Starship's hit song Good Girls Go Bad last year.
In between filming, the actress has been fitting in a few live gigs.
"I get more excited than nervous," she revealed. "I feel like that's the best kind of energy to have. I'm just having the time of my life, and I hope it continues."
Leighton joked she gets more nervous about getting into a car with her brother than getting up on stage.
"He's 16, so I get worried!" she laughed.