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Szohr insists she is not disappointed by producers' decision to drop her from the cast and is grateful to have worked with co-stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford and on/off boyfriend Ed Westwick.

She tells, "When I started the fourth season, I kind of had a talk with the producers. We didn't know what we were going to do with the characters. After playing someone for four years, it can be a little repetitive. So I was ready for a change.

"I had so much fun and I made friends I'll have for a lifetime and it was so great to work in the city, but I got the most I could out of Vanessa."

And Szohr is now planning to make the most of her summer (11) before throwing herself back into her work.

She says, "I'm gonna take a trip with all my girlfriends. I'll probably go to the Hamptons (luxury retreat in New York) a few times... I have two movies that I start in August and July and I have a couple (of) movies coming out in the next couple (of) months."