Leighton Meester was pictured meeting a friend for lunch in Brentwood on Tuesday afternoon.
The 35-year-old Gossip Girl vet was initially seen taking a solo stroll while making her way towards the eatery, and she was later spotted speaking to a waiter while enjoying a round of drinks with her pal.
The performer’s outing comes not long after it was announced that she would be starring in her first film project in two years.
Taking it easy: Leighton Meester was seen wearing a flowing light gray jumpsuit while meeting a friend for lunch in Brentwood on Tuesday afternoon
Meester sported a flowing light gray jumpsuit that notably featured wide pant legs while meeting her friend.
The actress contrasted the color of her clothing with a pair of light brown leather strap sandals.
Her beautiful brunette locks cascaded down her backside for the duration of the outing, and she wore a set of round sunglasses before sitting down for the meeting.
She also rocked a vibrantly colored facial covering to keep herself protected from COVID-19 during her time in public.
Letting it flow: The Gossip Girl actress’ flowing brunette hair cascaded down her backside for the duration of her outing
Meester’s lunch meeting comes before the start of production on her upcoming film, The Weekend Away.
The actress’ involvement with the project was initially announced last month by Variety, which noted that she would play the project’s main character.
The flick also marks her return to film after a lengthy absence, as her most recent appearance in a motion picture was in 2019’s Semper Fi.
The forthcoming feature is also based on the 2020 novel of the same name, which was written by Sarah Alderson.
Back at it: Meester is currently set to make her return to film with a starring role in the upcoming adaptation of The Weekend Away, following a two-year absence from motion pictures; she is pictured in 2019
The author also gave a statement to the media outlet where she expressed her excitement for the upcoming adaptation of her novel.
‘I am so excited to see The Weekend Away make it to the screen.
‘To have adapted my own novel makes it even more special, and I am thrilled that Leighton will be bringing this character to life,’ she said.
Double duty: Sarah Alderson, who originally wrote the novel, is writing the screenplay for its forthcoming adaptation
The film will follow a woman named Orla, who is faced with an unspeakable tragedy one evening when her best friend Kate dies while they are on vacation in Croatia.
Meester’s character then finds herself making an effort to clear her name while dealing with a constantly unraveling mystery surrounding the night’s events.
Other performers involved with the project include Christina Wolfe, Luke Norris and Ziad Bakri.
Pals: Meester is best known for her show Gossip Girl. Seen with co-star Blake Lively during The 2007 CW Network Upfront – Arrivals at Madison Square Garden in New York City
Alderson herself will be writing the screenplay for her novel’s upcoming adaptation.
Kim Farrant, who is known for her work on features such as Angel Of Mine and Strangerland, will helm the forthcoming film.
The project is currently in the pre-production stage, and a start date for filming has not been announced as of yet.
The Weekend Away will make its debut on the Netflix streaming service at an unspecified date in the future.
Leighton has been married to Adam Brody of The OC fame for seven years. Together they have two children.
Her man: Leighton has been married to Adam Brody of The OC fame for seven years. Together they have two children. Here he is pictured on The OC with Rachel Bilson
- Leighton Meester to Star in ‘The Weekend Away’ Adaptation at Netflix – Variety