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'You' star Penn Bagley says Joe had 'most compelling reason' to change after Part 1 finale

[This story contains You major dramas in the fourth season See through, part 1. ]

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A wild ride in the first half of Season 4 . Except this time, he’s in the passenger seat while another killer is driving.

new02 – hit series Netflix series starring Penn Badgley – this time in two parts, first five episodes are streaming now – sees Joe trying to get a murder-free European holiday, but it won’t last long time.

The first episode draws viewers in after the events of the season three finale, where Joe flees Los Angeles for Europe after killing his wife in search of Marianne’s (Tati Gabrielle) love ( Victoria Pedretti) and their son. When Marianne realizes she’s being stalked by Joe in London, viewers believe that, in true You fashion, she will be locked up in one of his now-notorious boxes one. But when she calls him a killer, he sends her to prove her wrong by sending her back to Paris to live with his daughter.

Over the next five episodes, Joe – who has changed his identity and is now Professor Jonathan Moore – falls into the ranks of “the craziest, most hurt people” “People on Earth, a bunch of privileged bastards,” one of whom dies at his dining table midway through the first episode. Viewers might immediately see Joe as the culprit—he thinks he too, after a night of drinking It does. But the show’s protagonist finds out that someone is trying to frame him for murder. The mystery man starts texting Joe, threatening to reveal his secret life, and he’s sure it’s someone in his new circle of friends.

From the outside, all signs point to Joe, especially when another member of the group turns up dead. Two members of London’s elite group are now dead, with the media calling the killer “The killer who eats the rich.” Joe is on the hunt for the real culprit, and what he eventually discovers is Rhys Montrose (Ed Speleers), who is indeed one of his new friends. One, and the only person Joe respects who is now blackmailing him.

Meanwhile, Joe starts off with another team member, Kate (Charlotte Ridge). A relationship. Her bodyguard became another victim of Joe’s as he accused him of being a murderer. Despite Joe’s efforts to change, Badgley said it wasn’t easy.

“The reality of being a killer is that it’s hard to change because what you have is a response to this ingrained belief that you have to start in the early years, the early years,” Badgley told The Hollywood Reporter. You’re always under threat. You’re always in danger.”

In the conversation below, Badgley talks about his stalking in Season 4 Stalker turned Stalked, and what the Part 1 finale reveals about Joe and his new enemy when You returns in March 11 and Part 2

Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 401 of You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in Season 4 of You. Provided by Netflix

(L to R) Ed Speleers as Rhys, Penn Badgley as Joe in episode 402 of You.

Season On the fourth day, like You before him, Joe seems to really wants to get better. We even saw him let Marienne (Gabrielle) go, and it looks like he’s turned a new leaf. What do you think contributed to this desire to change?

I don’t think anything really profound has changed Joe. I think part of what the show did was show that he never really looked at himself. Whatever happened, in truth, there seemed to be nothing he could do about it. It’s hard for anyone. And then once you do something really bad, it’s even harder. He seems to be making different changes for himself, but of course everyone is wondering when the other shoe will drop. Like, it’s Joe. The way the whole thing really works is by putting him in London and portraying him trying to turn a new page, is because we know he’s really not equipped to do that. So, we’re just waiting with bated breath for exactly when and how.

But I think he has the most compelling reasons why he has to “change”. At the end of season three, he killed his wife, burned down his house, and faked his own death. He can’t even be himself anymore. He must at least superficially change. He has changed. Now he has a beard, hair, name, clothes, country and job. But I guess the question is really, across parts 1 and 2: Can he change? Or, what does change really mean for someone like him?

Murdered at Joe’s apartment, which, of course, everyone assumes is Joe. But then comes the mysterious text sender who has apparently been stalking Joe. Why was the script flip important this season, reversing Joe’s stalked role?

Writers are always wondering how to reinvent the wheel of our show. Allowing yourself to feel tired is a tough concept. I think jumping the shark on our show is way more grotesque than jumping the shark on another show. Or even just make the concept a little bit tiring, I think it’s harder for us. more irresponsible to us. Only worse. So I’m always amazed how they can reinvent it the right way. Having Joe being hunted by love — not just for a moment — but putting him in a state, a state of withdrawal and confusion, I think might be refreshing and meaningful to viewers because it’s him making other A person is in a position all the time. As an actor, it’s good to place him with another killer or man, because he’s always the most uncomfortable around other people or killers – it’s not that common, but it happens Pass. I love it when he has some male peers. I love it when he’s in danger.


Season 4 Stalker and killer Rhys Montrose (Ed Speleers and Joe (Penn Badgley)). Netflix presents Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in episode 404 of You.

As a viewer, I do find it refreshing that things are different this time. But throughout the season, we’ve seen Joe slowly adopt his old ways, for example, when he kills Vic (Sean Pertwee). Why do you think he can’t change?

Not being able to change enough to fill in the gaps is human folly. I think the question at hand is really, how much can people change? I personally think they can change a lot more than people think in most stories. But that’s a separate topic. The reality of being a killer is that it’s hard to change because what you have is a response to that deep-seated belief that has to start very, very early in life. Your nervous system, your brain, your heart, your mind, everything in you believes you are under threat all the time. You are always in danger.

Change is possible and good for people, but hard. For people who have actually done something, the really bad things are basically because something terrible happened to them – just like science says about relationships. You don’t just randomly abuse someone, you do it because you’ve been abused in a certain way – and it’s hard to stop these cycles. It seems difficult for anyone to stop these cycles.

Over the course of part 1, Joe tries to stay away from Kate (Ricky) for fear he will hurt her, which shows some progress. How could she be so attractive to him? Foreign to him, in a different culture. Even I was surprised how different it really [looked] after moving to London for six months. You won’t really understand how British culture differs from American culture unless you live there. So, I think that’s where he comes in in a micro-macro way. He’s just a little confused and doesn’t really understand the dynamic between them. And I think what keeps him from looking away is that it’s this shiny new thing and he’s purely objectifying everyone around him. She’s the shiny new one he can’t think of, so it’s not boring. Then, once he gets to know her, what attracts him, at least according to him – Jo is probably the most unreliable narrator of all storytellers – he says he’s attracted to it because she seems to want to do nice guy. She is surrounded by bad guys and wants to be good. He felt the same way. But that’s what he said. Do not know is not true

2021 Charlotte Ritchie as Kate Provided by Netflix (L to R) Ed Speleers as Rhys, Penn Badgley as Joe in episode 402 of You.

In the mid-season finale we find out that Rhys has been texting Joe and killing Malcolm, Simon (Aidan Cheng) and Gemma (Eve Austin ) ). When you first read this in the script, what were your thoughts? What are the similarities between them?

is actually very different from me. Despite their many similarities, they are very different predators. They are different stalkers. They are different killers. They are different people. They share the same key similarities, but in many ways, they are different. Their packaging is very different. So it’s interesting to see that conflict.

As an actor, I’m always excited when another strong male character comes along because in reality, there aren’t that many of them. We’ve got a lot of women and a lot of strong women — though the whole Joe has weaknesses, or whatever you want to call them, they all end up in a cage in some way or another. But not so many men. Every season, you see one or two key male relationships. For me as an actor, they’re usually a lot of fun because that’s where Joe faces the most challenges. Unfortunately, he is a very stable, successful female predator. For men, he was out of place and he felt threatened. Or, he wants real male intimacy, which is a mystery to all men. So I love the relationship, and especially how it develops in part 2.

You Season 4, Part 1 is now streaming on Netflix. Part 2 was released in March 02.

Interview edited for clarity.



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