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Penn Badgley Plans to Focus on His Music Instead of Films

Penn Badgley Plans to Focus on His Music Instead of Films

Penn Badgley wears a purple hoodie while walking around town on Monday (May 5) in New York City.

The 27-year-old actor recently opened up about his career and what he’s currently working on.

“At the moment, because there’s no films that have come along that have really sparked my interest, I’m focusing on music,” Penn told Vanity Fair. “But for me, its just, like, whatever comes, whatever’s happening.”

He continued, “I actually write with a pen as much as I can. I write e-mails electronically, everything else I do with a pen. And that’s actually no bullsh-t. I write in a journal, I guess you could call it. Well, it’s not, like, a diary, it’s just, I don’t know, thoughts and musings, songs, whatever. It’s somewhere in between. Sometimes it can be beautiful, depending on my mood.”

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  • Allie

    Actually he also said he is shooting a film this summer, opposite Tatiana Maslaney.

  • Bette

    LOL, what films? Good idea Penn.

  • Niagirl

    Take a bath already.

  • Allie


    Well, he just shot a film with Ethan Hawke and he is about to shoot one with Tatiana Maslaney, so yes he has films. Better ones than his GG co stars like Ed or Leighton do.

  • Nkosi

    Is writing with a pen unusual? I do it almost daily…so retro…LOL

  • Scala

    Leighton is rocking on Broadway;)

  • Allie


    A small supporting role in a play that despite having James Franco and a lot of press did not even manage to get a nomination for “Best Revival”? I hardly think so.

    Anyway, we were talking films, not extra curriculars. Otherwise Penn has a music tour coming up too. And a sold out show tonight.

  • Allie


    Me too. What else would you use, lol.

  • jade

    He’s shooting a film this month and he’s going on tour next month

  • jade

    I think he means most people type things out these days. They keep their info all in a computer. Also he’s a musician so he’s always writing his ideas in a notebook and not in a word processing program

  • Jonas

    Penn is just doing fine – He’s filming The paper store now in May with Tatiana Maslaney. On June 3 Parts per billion will be out that also stars Teresa Palmer, Rosario Dawson, Alexis Bledel and Josh Hartnett – He also has Cymbeline that will come out. and the movie is filled with solid names.

    His band – Mother will also be on a tour:
    1 June – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
    2 June – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
    3 June – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
    5 June – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
    6 June – The Imperial – Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    7 June – Neumos – Seattle, WA
    10 June – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
    11 June – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
    13 June – The Hoxton – Toronto, ON, Canada
    14 June – Le National – Montreal, P.Q., Canada
    15 June – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
    18 June – Le Poisson Rouge – New York City

    They (Mother) will be open for Soko – here is the link:

    Penn and Leighton are doing best after that shitty show they did and I won’t even name it.

  • Jonas

    @Niagirl: Moron!

  • jon m’shulla

    Looking good Penn.

    He’s a pretty talented fellow. Look for him in Brooklyn. He’s around. Looking forward to some big screen films soon Penn. You were great in that Wallstreet film.

  • jon m’shulla

    Oh…..just saw his Cymbeline Trailer. Looked fascinating.

  • Kara

    Maybe he should think about hygiene every once in awhile

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