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Penn Badgley Explains His Transition Into Music, Perfecting His Live Performances & New Movie "Cymbeline"

You may know him from his work as Dan Humphrey on The CW series “Gossip Girl,” but Penn Badgley is much more than that.  Badgley join Sway In The Morning to discuss his transition into music and how he is working to perfect his live performance as well as his work in the new film “Cymbeline.”

Revealing that music had initially gotten him into acting, Badgley explains his first acting gig on “Will & Grace” at the age of 12.  Discussing how he is now very technically involved in the music making process, Badgley reveals the writing and creative process himself and his band MOTHXR goes through.  We hear how MOTHXR got connected to the man this mixes their music and the sound they encompass, it may or may not have to do with Zoe Kravitz.

Ending the interview with a discussion of Shakespeare and “Cymbeline,” Badgley speaks on the filming process as well as his thoughts on award shows and the lack of diversity in The Academy.  You can check out the full interview below.

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