Happy Birthday Penn Dayton Badgley (born November 1, 1986)
Penn Badgley on the set of GG | October 2, 2012
Talk about a classy guy.
Penn Badgley may be Blake Lively’s ex-boyfriend but that doesn’t mean he can’t have well wishes for her and new hubby Ryan Reynolds.
“I’m happy,” he told me earlier today while promoting his new indie flick, Greetings From Tim Buckley, at the Toronto International Film Festival. “That’s great.”
He doesn’t know much about the surprise nuptials, “I’ve only heard what you guys have heard.”
Badgley and Lively were together for three years before splitting up in 2010. He now datesLenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s daughter, actress Zoe Kravitz, 23.
Badgley, Lively and the rest of will wrap the final season of Gossip Girl in just five weeks.
“It’s been bittersweet for awhile, but I think it’s time,” said Badgley, 25, adding, “I’m ready to move on. I’ve loved the experience of it very much, but I’m ready. I think we’re all ready.”
He teased that Dan is going to go down a “dark path finally” before the series ends.
“I think he might be betraying people in a way…like he’s never been allowed, never had the balls to,” Badgley said.
As we know, Badgley wasn’t at TIFF just to talk about an ex’s wedding and his work on Gossip Girl.
Greetings From Tim Buckley centers on the true story surrounding singer Jeff Buckley’s performance at his late folk music icon father’s tribute concert. The show is largely credited as launching Jeff’s own singing career, which was cut way too short when he accidently drowned in 1997 at just 30 years old.
However, this is not a film about Jeff’s life, but rather the story of a young man grappling with the death of a father he never really knew. “We’re not trying to tell the large flashy biopic story because he wasn’t a large flashy guy,” Badgley said. “He was just this…quite soulful dude. It’s tragic, but we’re not romanticizing his death.
“We just took this quiet moment in his life when he was finding his voice,” he continued. “It’s really a sweet soulful movie.”
Later this year, Penn Badgley will star as Jeff Buckley in a biopic of the late folk singer. Will he perform the material himself? It’s looking like yes - especially if this recently-surfaced video of Badgley performing Buckley’s “Lilac Wine” is any evidence. (from NylonMag.com)
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