The evidence supporting the fact that Penn Badgley
was indeed behind the “Gossip Girl
” account is shaky at best. From fans to cast members, nobody was totally sold on the idea that his character Dan Humphrey
ghostwrote the often-damning text messages and blog posts on the CW soap opera, which premiered in 2007. In a video chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, Badgley and Chace Crawford
revealed new information that weakens the case.
Ok, so this isn’t really about Humphrey, it’s about Badgley’s own technology habits. But fans of “Gossip Girl
” will find it fascinating nonetheless.
The iPhone was released in June 2007. At the “Gossip Girl
” Halloween party four months later, Badgley was in possession of the smart phone. He was the first cast member to have one, according to Crawford. Gossip Girl
would surely have all the latest gadgets as soon as they hit the market,