'Easy A' Penn Badgley liked being naked from the waist up, painted blue

"Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley has definitely got his eye on a big screen career. "Most actors do TV as a platform," he admits. "Whether or not you can utilize it as a platform is another thing. But for me, yeah.".

In his case, the plan is definitely working.

The Dish Rag caught up with Badgley at the L.A. junket for his quirky high school black comedy, "Easy A," also starring Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Emma Stone, and Amanda Bynes,  But Penn also talked about his other far more dramatic (and more adult) film, "Margin Call," that he shot in Manhattan when "GG" was on hiatus.