It seems that they must be putting something in the water over on the set of Gossip Girl. First, Taylor Momsen, who played the character Jenny Humphrey in the hit The CW series, gave up on acting to chase her dream of being a rock star with her band The Pretty Reckless. Now it looks like Penn Badgley could be following in her footsteps.
Penn has revealed that he has always had a passion for music, whether it be singing, writing or playing instruments and that he will be looking to pursue in the very near future. Badgley explained, “I play guitar, piano, and bass. I also sing. In the next year, I'm going to focus on that and hopefully do something real with it.”
The news will devastate his fans and the fans of Gossip Girl, although it is not guaranteed that he will give up on acting completely. It is possibly that Penn Badgley could continue with his acting, while he chases his dream of becoming a musician. Meanwhile, Penn Badgley is set to portray a musician on the big screen, when he appears as Jeff Buckley in, the Daniel Algrant directed movie, Greetings from Tim Buckley, which is set to be released next year.