Penn Badgley, star of Gossip Girl and the upcoming film The Stepfather, opens up to Women's Health magazine about the best piece of relationship advice he’s received.
“Passion is number one and trust is number two. You need to start with a passionate connection, and if you can maintain it and cultivate i t, that’s most important. Then trust can develop. I have both now, and it’s been an incredible thing.”
And on which Gossip Girl character he’s most like in real life:
“Nate is too normal, and Chuck is too bad. I understand Dan, even though he’s too nice sometimes. He’s just so earnest that he can’t help but mess up. But in our third season, he’s going to have more fun acting out of character.”
More in the October 2009 issue of Women's Health.