That Time Penn Badgley Got Chased By Catholic Schoolgirls

That Time Penn Badgley Got Chased By Catholic Schoolgirls November 30, 2011

I’d wager that for the average dude, being surrounded by Catholic schoolgirls in their uniforms is a pretty hot concept. But Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley is evidently no average dude. At a party celebrating Gossip Girl‘s 100th episode, he said that one of the scariest things that ever happened to him was when he and his cast members were shooting a scene at the Met in New York and he couldn’t get to them because a gaggle of schoolgirls trapped him like a poor pitiful animal.

I tried to come down and wasn’t able to get to the Met because probably, like, 40 or 50 Catholic schoolgirls all swarmed me and pinned me up against a chain-link fence. At first, it was entertaining. And then they started pulling at my clothes and it was a little aggressive. Then I realized I couldn’t get out, even though they’re all [smaller]. This bodyguard came out of nowhere, reached out like I was holding on to a rock in raging rapids, and pulled me through it.

Penn is now dating actress Zoe Kravitz, who is not Catholic. (She’s actually half-Jewish, since both her parents–Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet–are half Jewish. Fun fact!) Or a schoolgirl. Penn will be playing late musician Jeff Buckley–who sang songs with spiritual motifs but wasn’t a Catholic or a girl–in an upcoming biopic.

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