Penn Badgley Takes A Dig At 'Gossip Girl'

04/30/2013 06:00 pm ET
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Despite playing Dan Humphrey for six seasons on "Gossip Girl," Penn Badgley doesn't exactly feel a kinship with his character, who turned out to be the elusive Gossip Girl her(him?)self.

In an interview with Salon in which Badgley talked about his upcoming film "Greetings From Tim Buckley," he took a not-so-subtle dig at the CW series.

“To be proud of something is a really nice feeling. And it’s a new feeling, and it’s something that I wanna keep going with. I can walk a little taller feeling that I don’t have to be constantly apologizing for the work that I’ve done in the past," he said.

Just last week, Badgley was on HuffPost Live discussing the big "Gossip Girl" reveal ... and admitted that he was pretty surprised that he ended being the face behind the name.

"It technically doesn't make sense for anyone to be Gossip Girl. I would have loved it if there had been a million flashes of every time he had looked at his cell phone and was like receiving some blast from Gossip Girl and being blown away from it," he said, adding, "All those times that he was alone, that was him acting. So that means he was completely schizophrenic and transgender."

"Greetings From Tim Buckley" hits theaters in July 2013.

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