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Penn Badgley Reveals His Theory as to Why So Many People Thirst for His 'You' Character

Penn Badgley Reveals His Theory as to Why So Many People Thirst for His 'You' Character

Penn Badgley plays a obsessed murdered on the hit Netflix show You, and yet, so many viewers are crushing on the character.

The 33-year-old actor shared his theory as to why this may be happening.

“Part of the strangeness of the concept for me is exactly why we’re all watching: Why are we making it? Why is it doing so well? These are interesting questions that have something to do with where we are all at, societally,” Penn told InStyle.

About his character and why some may be drawn to him, he said, “There are times where Joe is so impossibly sympathetic and even honest and brave. Sometimes he’s the exact perfect balance between chivalrous and allowing his partner to be autonomous and empowered. He’s actually in some ways made to be the perfect guy that does this really — to even say it’s terrible is kind of an understatement — thing.”

We recently received some huge news regarding the future of You.

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