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Penn Badgley Explains Joe's Lack of Intimate Scenes in 'You' Season 4

Penn Badgley Explains Joe's Lack of Intimate Scenes in 'You' Season 4

If you’re watching You season four in hopes of seeing Penn Badgley show some skin, don’t get your hopes up.

The 36-year-old actor is opening up about his character Joe’s lack of intimate scenes in the new season of the Netflix series.

You follows a bookstore manager who begins an obsession with a woman. But, what starts as a charming and awkward infatuation soon turns into a dangerous obsession as he cunningly eliminates anything and anyone standing in his way.

When you have a show about someone trying to win another person’s affection, it’s almost inevitable that there will be intimate moments. Penn found a way to avoid them for season four though.

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“I asked [showrunner] Sera Gamble can I just do no more intimacy scenes,” Penn said on his Podcrushed podcast. “This is actually a decision I made before I took the show. I don’t think I have ever mentioned it publicly. One of the main things was, do I want to put myself back on a career path where I’m always playing the romantic lead?”

He added, “Fidelity in every relationship, including my marriage, is important to me. It’s got to the point where I don’t want to do that. So I said to Sera, ‘my desire would be zero, to go from 100 to zero.’ But I signed this contract. I signed up for this show. I know what I did. You can’t take this aspect out of the DNA of the concept. So how much less can you make it, was my question to them. She didn’t even bat an eye. She was really glad that I was that honest. She was sort of almost, I want to say empowered, it had a really positive response. They came back with a phenomenal reduction.”

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