Blake Lively has begged 'Gossip Girl' producers to kill her character off.

The actress - who is dating her co-star Penn Badgley - wants to leave her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the hit drama after growing tired of behind-the-scenes rows between the cast.

A source told heat magazine: "Blake has asked producers to kill off her character.

"She's tired of working on the show. It was great at the beginning, but she's started to get bored of her storylines and all the petty fights on set.

"Nearly all the cast members have had some kind of bust-up. Besides the fact that she gets to work with her boyfriend, Blake wants to leave."

Though producers have not yet agreed to Blake's request, the actress has reportedly pitched a number of possible exit storylines to them.

The source added: "Serena's been the show's most dramatic character and Blake thinks she deserves a fitting exit.

"Execs aren't convinced they'll let her go but ideas have been thrown around. Suicide is one, though it's likely to be an accident."

The 'Green Lantern' actress feels she has outgrown the show and is now setting her sights further afield.

The insider explained: "She's grown up and though she's grateful to 'Gossip Girl' for giving her the status she's achieved, it doesn't fit her future plans."