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Penn Badgley Reflects on 'Breaking Bad' Role He Almost Got: 'Get Out'

Penn Badgley candid about the role he left.

In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, you star Asked his fans will be amazed at the roles he auditioned for but didn’t get .

“The one I approached was Breaking Bad,” Bagley said. “It was between me and Aaron Paul and we tested it.” Paul eventually landed the role of Jesse Pinkman in the film The hit series aired for five years between 2007 and


He went on to praise the show, which won over a hundred awards throughout its run.

“Actually, it was the best TV script I’d ever read,” Gossip Girl Added alum. “That’s the one that got away.”

Paul played aspiring Crystal Myth entrepreneur Jesse in the original series alongside Bryan Cranston’s Walter White, and in Netflix reprises his role in the epilogue film, El Camino. He has won three Emmys and received three nominations for his role, including a Golden Globe nomination.

On the other hand, Badgley has started playing the role of Dan Humphrey on The CW’s Gossip Girl , One, he played five from 2007 to The role of the year .

Currently, he plays Joe on Netflix’s You Goldberg , in which he plays a stalker and serial killer who deludes himself into thinking he’s hunting people of good will.

“I think part of what the show is doing is showing that he never really sees himself ,” Badgley previously told The Hollywood Reporter about his role, which in season four stars Professor Jonathan Moore. “Actually, he can’t seem to [change] no matter what happens. It’s hard for anyone. And then once you do something really bad, it’s even harder.”

You Season 4 Part 1 is now streaming on Netflix and Part 2 returns on March 9th .




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