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Thursday 31 July 2014

Penn Badgley not ready to discuss music

Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley is reluctant to talk about his music until he has produced something great.

The handsome star won the heart of fans by playing Dan Humphrey in popular drama series Gossip Girl.

Despite making a name for himself as an actor, he has made no secret of the fact he is a keen musician.

However, he doesn't feel ready to open up about his musical passions quite yet.

"Honestly I don’t want to talk about it too much because this is me as an actor. Music has always been first and foremost my creative passion. As much as I would love to sit and talk about it seems almost, like I don’t have any material to show for it," he explained to The Inquisitr.

The star has been busy promoting his latest flick Greetings from Tim Buckley at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In it he plays singer Jeff Buckley in the lead-up to performing at his father's tribute concert.

The role helped him connect with his own creative side.

"Yeah. I think I was playing my own music, and writing my own music more than I ever had while also taking the role on," he mused.

"It influenced me in a lot of ways. In things that are not only musical but as an actor, and creatively for life directions I may take in the future. It influenced me in a lot of ways that I think that I will only start to see as time goes on."

The movie also explored the father-son dynamic between Tim and Jeff.

It opened Penn's eyes to his own relationship with his dad.

"I would say doing the things that I had to do to sympathise with Tim, I also sympathised with my father. In some ways, I wasn’t aware at the time but I can see now that it did bring me closer to him," he revealed.

"I actually have a great relationship with him now, and I wouldn’t say that we always have. When he came to the screening in Toronto, that was really moving. The relationship between any father and son is a potent one."

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