Now if we want to talk about the acting debut of Penn Badgley, we could go to his teen years. However his true breakthrough role happened in the cult TV series Gossip Girl starting from 2007. He became an important figure in these series, mainly because of his praised performance as one of the main characters – Dan Humphrey. Thus it can be easily said that Gossip Girl made Penn Badgley a star. But we all know that it’s not enough to have good acting skills, you also need some media attention. Coincidentally Penn Badgley and Blake Lively began an off-screen romance, which helped to improve the show ratings and the actor’s popularity. There was quite a chaos in the community concerning the Blake Lively and Penn Badgley dating story origins. Thanks to the paparazzi, the relationship was later on confirmed by the actors. All it took was some photos to appear on the media with Penn Badgley kiss for his lovely co-star. However some time later, media announced the underwhelming news regarding Penn Badgley and Blake Livedly break up, which was very sadly taken by the fans. But that’s not the only female Penn offers his kisses to. There was a sensation involving Penn Badgley and Hilary Duff, as their characters had to kiss each other on the Gossip Girl.
As his mainstream career started within the TV series, he also started working in the movie industry. Penn Badgley’s Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester acted together once again in a comedy horror movie “Drive-Thru” (2007).
The movie depicts Penn Badgley and Leighton Meester as friends who decide to engage in a spiriting game.
Though this time it was quite hard to judge whether Penn Badgley and Leighton Meester’s chemistry was successful, mainly because Penn did not have enough screen time with his co-star.
It is obvious that a life of an actor is not just about acting, it also involves publicity stunts, lack of private life and huge media attention. Who knows, maybe the fans were waiting for another Dan Humphrey Gossip Girl actor sensation involving another pair of co-stars – Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley.
Still we would like to wish him the same success as movie a star, as he did have on his Gossip Girl years.