Gossip Girl hunk Penn Badgley rubs shoulders with Brooke Shields and Ugly Betty‘s Becki Newton at the exclusive opening of the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 on Thursday (September 17) in New York City.
The 22-year-old Gossip Girl hunk gave JustJared.com an exclusive interview after British singing sensation Mr Hudson‘s smashing performance.
JJ: Hi, Penn! How have you been?
PB: I’m great – I can’t complain. You’re always done up more than the rest of the people here! This jacket is very nice – what is this? (tugs at jacket zipper) Zara! It looks even nicer than that, though.
JJ: Thank you! What’d you think of Mr Hudson’s performance?
PB: He’s great – I’d never even seen or heard of him before and it was nice – it was simple, pleasant music.
JJ: How was the US Open [with girlfriend Blake Lively]?
PB: It was amazing – I loved it! I had never watched tennis in person and I’d grown up being aware of it and watching it but it was so much more exciting to see in person. [Roger] Federer with that between-the-legs shot – that was f—in’ incredible. That was really the highlight of my weekend – I was hoping for that kind of moment. At that point, I was expecting it. The game had reached a point where it was either going to end soon or it was going to go on for, like, two hours. So I was hoping, hoping, hoping that would happen. It was great.
JJ: Did you watch the finals?
PB: You know what, I was working and I wasn’t able to see them, so I heard just today that del Potro won! He is two years younger than me! I was looking through the US Open profile thing and he was born in ’88. Amazing.
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