Penn Badgley Gets Candid About his Parental Role 


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Penn Badgley opened up about his role as a father and stepfather in his marriage to Domino Kirke. Badgley who tied the knot with Kirke in 2017 after they began dating in 2014 shares a 3-year-old son as well as is stepfather to Kirke’s 15-year-old son, Cassius. In a recent conversation with the New York Times’ Modern Love podcast the Gossip Girl alum shared an insight on his interesting family dynamics. Let’s check out what Badgley has said about his family.

Penn Badgley said he lives in  an interesting situation

The You star in the podcast, “I have an interesting situation where I have a biological son and a stepson.”

As per the actor when it comes to his stepson Cassius, “His father is very much in his life — so his father is his father, and I’m something else.”

“So I have two different kind of parental roles,” Badgley noted. “My biological son is only 3 and a half. So, that’s a very different thing, too. I need to be able to more consciously show him my vulnerability as he gets older in those years.”

Moreover, he explained as Cassius is a teenager, he “doesn’t want to spend that much time with us anyway.” It has also made  something of a challenge to form a bond with the teen.

However, Badgley credited the 2014 Tom Cruise sci-fi action epic Edge of Tomorrow which helps him to form a connection.

“I just knew it was important. It was like the stars had aligned so that my wife and my youngest son were asleep, and I was just like, ‘This is a good time to do this! You’re not going to play video games now. We’re going to do this!'” he added. “He loved it.”

Meanwhile his marriage is also going in a right way as the actor has taken numerous precautions to be committed and make his wife comfortable such as  limit his intimate scenes as much as possible in his blockbuster Netflix drama-thriller You.

As he said in last year, “I asked Sera Gamble, creator of the show, ‘Can I just do no more intimacy scenes?’ This is actually a decision I had made before I took the show… I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it publicly, but it’s… one of the main things is, like, ‘Do I want to put myself back on a career path where I’m just always romantic lead?’”

“Fidelity in every relationship — and especially in my marriage — is important to me,” he said of doing intimate scenes. “I said to Sera, like, ‘My desire would be zero — to go from 100 to zero.’”

Also Read: Penn Badgley Talked About Filming Gossip Girl Wedding Scene With Ex Blake Lively

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