Penn Badgley: I Wanted to Play Nate

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In a recent interview with The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Penn Badgley actually admitted that he didn't try out for the role of Dan.

The actor said:

"...initially I wanted to play Chace's (Crawford's) role, Nate. [GG Executive Producer Stephanie Savage] said, 'I'm not sure you can play the floppy-haired, nerdy, sensitive guy anymore, but just take a look at this.'

Eventually they found Chace, and once I saw him I was like, 'Nah, I'm not that guy. I definitely can't do that.'"

Well, it all worked out for the best if you ask us. What do you think? Could Badgley have played Nate? Let us know now at our

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