09/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Leighton Meester Sex Tape Denial

Leighton Meester would like everyone to know that the rumored sex tape in which she was supposed to have given a foot job does not exist.

"[The tape] is not real, so it makes me sort of sad. It's unfortunate that it got carried as far as it did... I definitely understand the nature of people better now and that the mere allegation of something like that could be headline news. People think it's real because somebody says it is," she told Harper's Bazaar.

Meester graces the cover of the magazine's September fall fashion issue and inside poses for an editorial spread in which she ages from her 20s to her 50s. Here are some more highlights from her interview.

On handling her fame:

"I don't want most of what comes along with all of this. I'm doing everything I can to keep things separate. I feel like my friends are in a cult because we're like, No outsiders! I've never been crazy. I'm a very good girl, to be honest. I don't do anything to hurt anybody. Honestly, all I ever do is work."

On aging in Hollywood:
"Any fear of aging, I think, is simply vanity because what comes with age is so many wonderful things: wisdom, understanding. Every year, I'm always happy to be done with the previous age. If people want [to get Botox], do it."

You can read the whole Harper's Bazaar story here.

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