Duff plays recurring character Olivia Burke on the television series Gossip Girl. Duff’s character Olivia is a famous actress that attends NYU and hopes for a normal life as a young person in college, but ends up in scandal among the Gossip Girl characters. Olivia also becomes one of Dan’s—played by Penn Badgley—love interests.
I don’t think the character is based on a particular person, but her name is Oliva Burke and she’s been in a movie franchise … She’s had this lifestyle where everyone knows who she is. She’s been working for years and years and years and just wants to escape it all