Chace Crawford's image revamp

October 6th, 2010

Chace Crawford was glad he got to look different in new movie 'Twelve'.

The 'Gossip Girl' star - who is renowned on the TV show for his clean cut looks - confesses he enjoyed trying out a new style when filming the Joel Schumacher-directed project, in which he plays a 17-year-old drug dealer.

He said: "It's always good to switch things up to diversify and take some risks. It wasn't that risky but it was different. It was good to play something a little more gritty and look different, with the beard and stuff."

The 25-year-old star - who appears in the film alongside musician 50 Cent and newcomer Emma Roberts - also admits he wants to eventually focus more on a movie career over his current TV endeavours.

He told "I eventually want to... have some more serious roles and have more fun with that. But, right now it would be good to be in some films in spring time, maybe. I've been in TV for so long, it's always good to do something different, something fresh. They are very different though, the two. 'Gossip Girl' has given me a life, a platform, to base a career on."