With new role, Jessica Szohr will help Sarah Jessica Parker get it together
EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Szohr has been spotted by paparazzi hanging out with Aaron Rodgers. But it's someone a little less football-y Szohr will soon be spending time with in front of a camera.
The actress who came to fame on "Gossip Girl" is taking a part in "I Don't Know How She Does It," the Sarah Jessica Parker family dramedy that's currently shooting in New York.
A representative for the Weinstein Co. production confirmed late Tuesday that Szohr was joining the cast as the nanny of Kate Reddy, the highflying businesswoman and mother of two played by Parker. The movie is based on Allison Pearson's hit novel, is written by the scribe behind "The Devil Wears Prada" and is being directed by Douglas McGrath ("Infamous"). Szohr will begin shooting her part this week.
The move rounds out a cast that's already pretty eclectic: Greg Kinnear plays Parker's husband, Pierce Brosnan is the other man, Olivia Munn is Parker's finance-world colleague and Christina Hendricks plays her friend.
The 25-year-old Szohr, known as the (mostly) sympathetic Vanessa on "Gossip Girl," has been developing her big-screen career; she starred last summer as the good girl who keeps her limbs intact in "Piranha 3-D," Alexandre Aja's campy remake of the 1978 horror comedy.
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Photo: Jessica Szohr at the Women's Wear Daily gala in November 2010. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press