Penn Badgley: I’m “Not Friends” With Ed Westwick
He may star on a show that’s all about gossip, but Penn Badgley isn’t interested in the dirt about his co-stars and perennial on-and-off couple Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr. That’s because, as Penn explained to the New York Post, he and his real-life Gossip Girl girlfriend Blake Lively don’t care much for Ed and Jessica.
After learning that Ed and Jessica appear to have reunited after a relationship hiatus, Penn simply said: “Good for them.”
So he doesn’t refresh Gossip Girl for news on Ed and Jess – but Penn is a friend to co-star Chace Crawford and the ever-controversial Taylor Momsen, whom he has defended as a “really sweet girl” who’s “just growing up.”
Easy A star Penn also indicated that he’s growing a little bored with the Upper East Side dramatics of GG, saying, “It is what it is. It’s the fourth season. It’s become routine.”
Uh oh – will Penn be the first of the show’s stars to permanently defect to the Big Screen?
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