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Penn Badgley Just Told Some Funny Stories About When He and Blake Lively Dated

Diehard Gossip Girl followers know that Penn Badgley (Dan) and Blake Lively (Serena) dated each on display screen and off in 2007. Yes, at one level they had been a real-life couple, however issues fizzled after just a few years. Now Lively is fortunately married to Ryan Reynolds and Badgley is with Domino Kirk⁠e⁠—however the web, in fact, nonetheless thinks fondly of Serena and Dan.

And Badgley simply playfully fueled these flames much more. The You star video-chatted with fellow GG alum Chace Crawford (Nate) for Variety’s Actors on Actors collection and, naturally they touched slightly on the present that made them well-known. After Crawford identified that Badgley was the primary of the Gossip Girl gang to get an iPhone—the primary iPhone, again in 2007—Lonely Boy gave some extra particulars that can amuse followers. 

“I didn’t even want [the iPhone],” Badgley advised Crawford. “Blake got me that. I literally was like, ’I don’t want this thing. It’s so cumbersome and it has all these…apps? It has apps on it?’”

The two actors continued down reminiscence lane for slightly bit, noting that Gossip Girl was indicative of its time. “Back in 2007—I imply, dude. That’s a very long time in the past once we had been simply boys. People wished to look at a present like Gossip Girl as a result of it was aspirational,” Badgley stated. “It was an escape. It seemed like it struck a certain cultural chord because it was this aspirational fantastical vision of excess and wealth.”

He continued, “Now, cut 13 years later, people are not interested in that. And I think rightfully so. Now they’re interested in deconstructing why we’re so fascinated with that in the first place. We’re interested in deconstructing those systems of privilege.”

They additionally reminisced on the red-carpet remedy the GG solid skilled rapidly⁠—even on set. Both Crawford and Badgley have fond reminiscences of a supervisor on the Palace, one of many present’s landmarks, who at all times handled them effectively.

“He’s the one—when Blake and I went [to the Palace] to eat, it was in all probability once we had been taking pictures there. They had a grilled cheese sandwich there known as the Gossip Girl Grilled Cheese Sandwich.” Badgley recalled. “And I was like, ‘You should just call it the Gossip Grill.’ And then he took the menu from me and went inside, changed the name right there, printed a different menu and handed me a new menu with my suggestion. And I was like, ‘Okay. This is a way to live.’”

Watch Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford’s full Actors on Actors interview within the video above.

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