Westwick in July 2010
|Born||Edward Jack Peter Westwick
27 June 1987
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Today there are paparazzi out, I'm doing a day of press, I'm in a hotel, I've just been on Radio 1. But when I'm in my day-to-day life people don't know who I am and I'm left to my own devices.
I don't come from a famous family and don't have this detachment from everyday people and everyday life. I'm just doing my job and the attention that comes with it is part of the territory.
I bite my nails. I've been chewing on them for years. As long as you don't chew through flesh it's all right.
I feel like you just need to keep writing until the writing itself just begins to take shape.
I'm all for being in love and whenever I like someone, I end up pretty much completely smitten.
When I find someone who is worth it, I'll be nice and respect that person and put some time in.
I've been writing a lot of poetry recently. It helps me think and work things out.
I've always connected with music. Life's not always what you see; it's what going on in your head. Music is what comes out of your subconscious.
When I need to think of, like, a peaceful scene or something, I think of my back garden in summertime. And whenever I hear the lawnmower next door, I always think it's really peaceful.
I think gardens are fantastic, and I'd love to draw and design and stuff like that. I love just planting flowers during the summer. There's something very humble about it, and natural and beautiful.
I can pretty much live without fast food. I haven't eaten McDonald's in so long, but it's okay.
I can get moody sometimes when I wake up after a nap – I'm like a four-year-old.
I was just doing bits and pieces of acting in the U.K. I'd been in the film 'Breaking and Entering' – Anthony Minghella gave me my start and I miss him dearly. Then I made the trip out to L.A., during one of their pilot seasons, which was when they were developing 'Gossip Girl,' and I auditioned, and things came together.
To be respected as an actor it doesn't help to be seen out in the clubs.
I'm a big fan of Elvis, man. I got 'Heartbreak Hotel' tattooed on my chest.
This is my trademark: I rip my T-shirt. I'm into the whole showing-a-bit-of-chest-hair thing.
I grew up in a middle class English family just outside London. I wasn't surrounded by that speedy city lifestyle, it was a little mellower.
I have two older brothers. I am the baby. We're all very, very close. We're great communicators, so we get along really well.
If people want to really know what's up with me then they can read one of my interviews.