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Penn Badgley Says Fame Is 'F**king Awful' & 'Boring'

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Jun. 7 2019, Updated 7:33 p.m. ET

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Although it's been twelve years since Penn Badgley came to fame with his role as Dan in Gossip Girl, he recently admitted that he finds being famous "f**king awful" and "boring."

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Penn, 32, got candid about life as a celebrity in a Variety interview with fellow actor Gina Rodriguez, that came out on Friday, June 7.

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"It's boring to me," the You star said to Gina, 34. "Fame stands for, I have an acronym for it that I just came up with, 'It's F**king Awful, Man, Extremely,'" he shared. "You're dancing on a razor's edge."

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"Just like, 'Don't cut me! Don't cut me!'" the Jane The Virgin actress added as she agreed with his acronym.

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Penn then asked Gina when she felt famous for the first time. "I was 30, so I had been poor for so long. I had been a struggling actor for so long," she explained.

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"I had not paid off my NYU debt. It always feels immediate, because you're like, 'Oh, I've been struggling for 13 years' to 'Yay! I get to pay my rent.' The one thing about fame is that it's a constant test of the ego," the 34-year-old added.

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"And when you falter, it's very public," the Gossip Girl alum added.

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What do you think of Penn's opinion of fame? Let us know in the comments below!

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