Penn Badgley Demonstrates How Easily He Shifts From Charming To Creepy In ‘You’

Written by on January 13, 2020

Penn Badgley does an distinctive job taking part in each single woman’s worst nightmare, Joe Goldberg, on the Netflix’s smash hit “You.”

And what makes his portrayal of his character so intriguing is how swiftly and seamlessly Badgley can transition from an enthralling — and seemingly dateable — man right into a sociopathic assassin who will lock you in a glass cage… or bury you alive… or throw you in a meat grinder.

On Friday, Badgley appeared on “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” to speak all about “You” Season 2 when Colbert requested if he used a trick to go from Romeo to Ted Bundy (or we suppose Ted Bundy to Ted Bundy) so shortly.

“It’s shockingly easy,” Badgley replied. “[But] it doesn’t imply it’s straightforward.”

Penn Badgley (Joe) and Elizabeth Lail (Beck) in Season 1 of “You.”

Penn Badgley (Joe) and Elizabeth Lail (Beck) in Season 1 of “You.”

Earlier than revealing what the trick is, Badgley defined the trick’s origin story.

He advised Colbert that he found the trick whereas capturing promo photographs for the primary season of the present. For the photographs, Badgley’s co-star Elizabeth Lail (who performed his doomed love-interest, Beck) laid in a mattress in a T-shirt and underwear whereas he stood “absolutely clothed with a windbreaker and … a hat” (aka Joe’s stalking outfit that he appears to assume is like an invisibility cloak) and simply stared at her.

Joe sporting his stalker outfit.

Joe sporting his stalker outfit.

“I arrive on the mark, I do nothing however search for, and the complete crew behind the digital camera goes, ‘Oh! Whoa man! That’s phenomenal! That’s so creepy!’ … And I did nothing.”

And that’s the trick — he actually does nothing.

“In the event you put a totally clothed individual watching a girl in her underwear in mattress when he’s not speculated to be there, it’s inherently creepy,” Badgley defined. “So you set your self in a extremely questionable circumstance … and then you definately do nothing.”

Colbert then put Badgley to process and requested if he may display the shiver-inducing shift for the viewers — and boy did he ship.

Now excuse us whereas we delete our courting profiles.


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