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Penn Badgley Also Regretted Taking the Role of Dan
Although Penn didn’t quit acting and instead chose to take the role of Dan, it was a decision he eventually came to regret, at least somewhat. As Josh Schwartz explained to Harper’s Bazaar, “Penn did not like being on Gossip Girl, but…he was Dan. He may not have liked it, but [his character] was the closest to who he was.”
Whether he liked it or not, Penn Badgley was a perfect fit for the role of Dan, and he played the character well. He may not have enjoyed being on Gossip Girl, but the show only worked because he was on it.