VIDEO: 'Gossip Girl' alum Willa Holland gets strangled in 'Straw Dogs'


Willa Holland plays Janice, the young wife who gets strangled in the remake of "Straw Dogs."

The Ford model/actress and stepdaughter of director Brian DePalma was encouraged by Steven Spielberg to work in front of the cameras. She became a model at age 7. 

She's most familiar to "Gossip Girl" fans who know her as Agnes Andrews.

We caught up with Willa at the Elle Women in Hollywood awards where we talked about the remake of the infamous Sam Peckinpah film, which also stars James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard and James Wood.

Here's the inside scoop.