Three seasons in, we finally get to meet Vanessa's parents.. or one of them, at least! Gina Torres has been cast to star as Vanessa Abrams's mom, Gabriela Abrams, on this week's upcoming episode of Gossip Girl.
Here are latest Gossip Girl spoilers on what we can expect from Gabriela Abrams's debut appearance on Gossip Girl:
- Gina Torres will appear on Gossip Girl this fall as Vanessa's mom. Gabriela Abrams, mother to home-schooled vid-kid Vanessa, is described as being warm and outgoing, which will certainly be a change of pace for this show, not exactly known as the paragon of parental virtue. She is a free spirit, a former Brooklynite who lives "off the grid" in Vermont and has definite opinions about things, especially concerning her daughter. Ah, that's more like it. [...] Gabriela Abrams is currently scheduled to appear in two episodes, but she will recur on the series.
- Vanessa finds out she is going to give the freshman toast at NYU and invites her mom. Mom, however, disapproves of Vanessa going to college (?!), apparently because Mr. and Mrs. Abrams are superhippie, anti-establishment types.