Andrew McCarthy to Direct ‘Gossip Girl’ Episode

Says show’s teen stars are very different from his Brat Pack.

Last Updated: December 7, 2009 @ 4:45 PM

Andrew McCarthy, the star of some of the most iconic teen movies of the 1980s ("Pretty in Pink," "Less Than Zero"), is getting back to his roots by taking on The CW’s sexy drama "Gossip Girl."

McCarthy, who will direct an episode set to air in the spring, says the show’s young stars are different from the ones who came to be known as the Brat Pack. “They are much more savvy than we were,” McCarthy said. “We were just a bunch of dumb kids running around.”

McCarthy recently played the father of a teenager on USA’s "Royal Pains" and appeared in "Gossip Girl" earlier this year.

Read more in People.