Credit: Michael Desmond/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Dan and Blair Talk in the Gossip Girl Season 5 Premiere, “Yes Than Zero”

We know Penn Badgley has been chasing that “serious actor” title for awhile, so it makes sense that this new interview with NYLON featured talk about his upcoming Margin Call film with Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons (out next Friday, October 21) and taking on the massive task of portraying Jeff Buckley in his next film.

But don’t worry. He hasn’t completely forgotten about his UES (acting) roots just yet. In fact, he explained why NOW is the time in all of the series’ history when he’s enjoyed filming Gossip Girl the most. And he’s got one co-star in particular to thank for that.

Check out this excerpt:

NYLON: Who do you think Dan's soul mate is?
Badgley: Blair, actually. Definitely. I think Blair is Dan's soul mate. I don’t know if they’re ever going to get together, but I’ll tell you that I’ve never enjoyed any scenes on the show as much as those scenes with Leighton Meester, on a strictly intellectually as an actor. There’s a whole other thing—like everything that happened early on in the show, like the obvious Dan and Serena stuff, that moved me in a different way for obvious reasons, but strictly as an actor, those scenes with Blair are the best.

 

Be still our Dair-loving hearts!Though Penn doesn’t offer much in the way of, you know, HOPE for this season's storyline, it’s nice to see the total-obviousness of this bond addressed by one of its key players!

Head over to NYLON to read more from the interview (including his feelings on the MIA Taylor Momsen). But first, swoon with us for a moment with the mag’s behind-the-scenes footage and chat with the actor below!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Penn Badgley Reflects on Fame, Being Mobbed By Catholic School Girls [VIDEO]

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