Leighton Meester is incredibly talented. There is no doubt about that.
She played the wonderfully b*tchy Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, she has an AH-MAZE voice, and is currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, so really, it's clear how talented she is.
But did you know she's also incredibly smart?
The new wife to Adam Brody has penned an incredibly poignant essay on her character in the play, Curley's wife, and we're in awe of how well-written and smart the essay is.
The actress has written her thoughts on the little-known feminist subtext within John Steinbeck's novel/play that she witnesses on a daily basis while playing the part on stage.
Of the incredibly disturbing revelations she's found through acting out this character's fate nightly, there were a couple points that really sit with a reader and make you think.