Our lovely, scruffy-haired Penn Badgley is waxing intellectual once again.
While the majority of Gossip Girl fans were fine suspending disbelief for entertainment (it's not like the CW hit ever said they were Mad Men), Penn apparently represents those who thought it was TOO rooted in fantasy to take it seriously.
He tells New York Magazine:
"The end was strange for me, for all of us. Because the characters did all end up together. That has been my problem with television—you start with something real, and it eventually becomes, against all odds, How do these six people still hang out every day? It’s fucking crazy. It’s impossible. I mean, those six people—why do they even keep hanging out? Because they have to, because they’re on a show. So you start to figure out these asinine ways to keep them all together. Eventually, you have this group of kids circumventing the FBI, dealing with ghosts. And that’s not anyone’s fault. That’s not the writers’ fault. It’s just the nature of television. And that’s why after so many years of working in it, I was, 'Seriously? I cannot do this anymore.' It’s not to discredit whatever success I have, but right now being famous, being successful, whatever, it exists in this giant gray area."
Dude makes a great argument.
But again, some things are just meant for carefree entertainment. If you're signing a contract to be on a show called GOSSIP GIRL then you have to know what you're getting into and expect nothing less! LOL!
But Penn's really just weaving his observations and we can't blame him for that. We wouldn't want to!
Besides, boy's got a bigger bone to pick.
While he lives the bohemian lifestyle, he critiques those who soak in the fame, saying:
"It’s just like, so many famous people should be embarrassed. I don’t want to be on record saying my agent—my team is great—but an agent at this stage now would be encouraging me to just do something to be strategic. Do something to keep the momentum going. And frankly I just don’t think it’s that important. Working is not important—doing something is not important. I have a lot of time. I’m young. People forget that. Because it’ll drive you crazy if you’re too aware of it. I mean, I think the cases of Tom Cruise or every celebrity that goes a little nuts—I think one of the things they go a little nuts about is, they probably have gone in for it a little too hard. Because they’re a little too aware of it."
He's got a point… as always. Sigh, but we love him for it!!
Penn will be exciting our eardrums in his new film, Greetings from Tim Buckley, due out in theaters on July 4!
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer!
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