Penn Badgley Wanted to Play Chuck Bass! — The Gossip Girl Star Reveals His Frustrations With Dan Humphrey

You guys, Penn Badgley (Dan) is so sad. Like most of us, all he wants in this short life is to play Chuck Bass, but alas — he got stuck with Dan "Lonely Boy" Humphrey. "When I first started [on Gossip Girl], my ego wanted to play Chuck Bass," Penn tells Vulture as we swoon. "It's not that I don't like my character. It's just, after a while, you're known as somebody that you're just not, and this is somebody who I so am not. He's not real. He's a tool on a show with soap-operatic arcs,...


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