Sheila Kelley Cast in GOSSIP GIRL

Shelia Kelley

Wow, it feels like it was only a couple days ago that I reported that actress Illeana Douglas had dropped out of the role of Lily’s sister on GOSSIP GIRL, due to scheduling issues.

Oh wait, that’s because it WAS only a couple days ago.

Well things move fast in tinsel town and apparently the show has already found a replacement. According to TVLine.com, Lost alum Shelia Kelley has stepped up to play the role instead.

Carol (who is Lily’s older sister) is set to show up on the series in the spring. She was originally played by Krysten Ritter in the show’s season 2 flashback episode/backdoor spinoff pilot.

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