Penn Badgley Reveals: 'Blair Is Dan’s Soul Mate'!

Fri, October 14, 2011 2:38pm EDT by 60 Comments
Gossip Girl

As the debate continues over WHO will win ultimately win Blair’s heart –Chuck or Prince Louis —  Penn Badgley says in a new interview that his Gossip Girl character Dan is further ahead in the race than we thought!

Dair fans rejoice — there is hope for Blair (Leighton Meester) and Dan (Penn Badgley) after all!

In a shocking new interview with Nylon magazine, the GG star reveals Lonely Boy’s feelings for Blair, who he once shared a steamy, romantic kiss with — which at one point in GG time, was absolutely unthinkable.

“I think Blair is Dan’s soul mate. I don’t know if they’re ever going to get together, but I’ll tell you that I’ve never enjoyed any scenes on the show as much as those scenes with Leighton Meester,” Penn tells the mag.

Is Penn trying to give Dair fans a hint? Despite the fact that Blair is engaged to Prince Louis (Hugo Becker) and having his baby — is there still hope for Dair? Or in the end, will Chair overrule all ?

What do you think, Hollywoodlifers? Penn says Blair is Dan’s ultimate soulmate — do you believe him? Vote and weigh in below!

Click to watch Blair & Dan’s first kiss!

Xoxo

— Nicole Karlis

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DESKA

Posted at 7:38 AM on October 17, 2011  

I forever love Dair.. no regrets.. coz it’s just the best!

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M

Posted at 2:06 AM on October 17, 2011  

If people talking about the ratings getting low just like Priscilla, lemme tell you that the ratings were pretty badly during Season 3 up to the midst of Season 4. Chuck and Blair were together on those seasons. So what’s that suppose to mean? So don’t bash on Dair fans rather keep your facts straight.

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Fedup

Posted at 8:45 PM on October 16, 2011  

He never said he likes Dair , because he likes working with Leighton. He said ‘those scenes with Leighton are the best’, strictly on an ‘intellectual level’ as an actor, as opposed to the Dan-Serena interaction which ‘moved him for obvious reason’ that is, his personal involvement with Blake. That is , he means that as an actor, he finds the Dair scenes better-written. No where does he say that he likes them because of Leighton.

I find it a little strange how so many of you have taken the identical wrong interpretation of the quote. It’s pretty straightforward English.

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S

Posted at 12:40 PM on October 16, 2011  

You know things are bad when those dramatic and intense chair scenes make you laugh out loud.
That relationship is just comical now.
Dair, on the other hand, make you laugh out loud because they are intentionally funny and witty. Their more emotional scenes carry weight without being OTT. Now that’s a well written friendship/possible love story.
So I’m all for Dan and Blair the soulmates .
I do think that Chuck is brilliant on his own- being in a relationship seems to kill his character’s hilarious sarcasm and fun evil ways.

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mary1

Posted at 5:59 AM on October 17, 2011  

mte!

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Kia

Posted at 9:51 AM on October 16, 2011  

What are we fighting in here? I’m a DAIR and I respect each other’s opinion. Let’s just respect what others have to say/ Dont’t bash on Penn. Of course he likes DAIR. If u ask Ed he would say he likes CHAIR too. Let’s just unite and support Gossip Girl. Nevermind the haters. Let’s appreciate the show. In the end, its all up to the writers whom Blair ends up with. And I do hope it’s DAN. That’s my opinion.

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Reina

Posted at 7:24 AM on October 16, 2011  

Stupid poll, please just close this poll.

Penn didn’t insult Chair or Lair, he has a right to voice his opinion about Dair.
So Penn haters please GTFO

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Vanillalatte86

Posted at 2:08 AM on October 16, 2011  

Nicole! Will you please just close this poll?

We are at a stale mate. We have been at one all day and no one wants to quit because of their pride.

Honestly, it doesn’t really matter what Penn says. I work at a department store. There are certain departments that I prefer to work in. Their are certain people that I prefer to work with. However, I don’t get to make those decisions. My boss makes them for me. If I want to stay employed, I do as my boss says. Penn is in the exact same boat. He may want to work with Leighton, but he doesn’t make those decisions. They are made for him. If he wants to stay employed, he will do as his boss says.

To all of the Dair fans out there! I know I have insulted you. You have insulted me too. I want to call a truce! It’s over! We want Chair and You want Dair. No matter how many insults are traded, that is never going to change. Lets just call a truce and watch GG together. Root for who we want, but stop insulting each other and stop fighting!

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Christiana

Posted at 11:48 AM on October 16, 2011  

Tiy are so 1000000000000000000000000000000% right on what you said!!We all can root for who we want, but stop insulting each other and stop fighting!!

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ss

Posted at 5:54 PM on October 15, 2011  

Its Penns idea but tbh I cant stand dan character. he pretty much killed blair for me. i dont enjoy her with him and he says soul mates. like an insult. like i ve watched another show for 5 years.

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gemma

Posted at 2:41 PM on October 15, 2011  

i used to love chair but now i’m thankful i don’t anymore. majority of the shippers seem to be all rude that i’m ashamed i ever was one. i mean come on guys, no need to hate on penn just because he likes dair. it’s just his opinion for god’s sake!

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Christiana

Posted at 11:45 AM on October 16, 2011  

We just say that Penn’s explanation on what he said make no sense: Blair is Dan’s soul mate cause i like to work with Leighton………….? How stupid that is???

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Vanillalatte86

Posted at 1:45 PM on October 15, 2011  

I would like to extend my congratulations to Nicole Karlis! I have been waiting forever for someone to be this smart!

As a direct result of this poll, Dair fans can NEVER accuse Chair fans of cheating to win again!!

YOU ROCK NICOLE!!!

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lol chair

Posted at 10:19 AM on October 15, 2011  

lol poor bitter Chair fans. Now they don’t even have the ‘soulmates’ argument to defend their abusive ship so they’re forced to call Penn stupid and a loser while they drown in their creys. Clearly they know he’s right or they wouldn’t feel the need to attack him for stating an opinion different to theirs. And just so you furniture shippers know, he wasn’t saying Blair is Dan’s soulmate because he likes working with her, he was saying he likes working with her because Blair is Dan’s soulmate. You’d know that if you’d bothered to read the whole quote instead of just the extract posted here.

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Katie

Posted at 10:45 AM on October 15, 2011  

Yeah, you’re wrong. Here’s the whole quote:
“I think Blair is Dan’s soul mate. I don’t know if they’re ever going to get together, but I’ll tell you that I’ve never enjoyed any scenes on the show as much as those scenes with Leighton Meester, on a strictly intellectually as an actor. There’s a whole other thing—like everything that happened early on in the show, like the obvious Dan and Serena stuff, that moved me in a different way for obvious reasons, but strictly as an actor, those scenes with Blair are the best.”

So yeah, that was his reason. And no, no one feels threatened by it, because his opinion doesn’t matter any more than ours does.

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Prisilla

Posted at 2:16 PM on October 15, 2011  

First of all chair is not abusive because if they were than critics would of said something about there scene in 5×03.

Second of all chair fans don’t care what Penn says because he is just another delusional dair fan like all the rest. Ed and Leigh want chair together and thinks they belong together so yeah Penn is out numbered.

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gemma

Posted at 2:38 PM on October 15, 2011  

chair IS abusive. atleast emotionally. for physically abusive rewatch the scene when chuck tried to force himself on her and got that cut on her face. yes that’s true love for ya!

and delusional? well atleast we’re not crazy about furniture.

 
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Prisilla

Posted at 3:18 PM on October 15, 2011  

Ummm no there not u dont even no what abusive means so shut up. U can not call chair’s whole relationship abusive over one scene because every scene has to be abusive. Where chair abusive in 5×03? Umm no and are u suppose to be calling chair scenes sweet and beautiful if they are abusive? The TVF site, gossip Girlsss site and a lot of others love them and ship them so there not abusive so stfu.

 
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Alison

Posted at 12:54 PM on October 17, 2011  

old post, and you may not ever see this, but an abusive relationship doesn’t mean that he’s beating her in every scene they’re in together. although that may have been the only scene of physical abuse, their entire relationship has been emotionally abusive.

and shipping a couple doesn’t make them not abusive. i cry for humanity :(

 
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Jess

Posted at 4:14 PM on October 16, 2011  

Wow, way to make personal attacks on anyone who happens to like Chair. Please don’t generalise, that’s just taking it too far.

And how are Chair abusive lol? I have seen no proof of that on screen so at least back up your argument with facts.

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Katie

Posted at 10:01 AM on October 15, 2011  

You guys do realize that all the robo-voting in the world isn’t going to change the outcome of the show, right? No one cares what Penn thinks, and no one cares what you think, and no one besides the 10 people repeatedly voting cares about the outcome of this poll.

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Alexandra

Posted at 8:21 AM on October 15, 2011  

Penn’s explanation of why Blair is Dan’s soulmate was at least STUPID. Blair is Dan’s soulmate because…Penn likes to work with Leighton?Como on,really? This logic does not make sense on our Earth logic!! He just want people to talk more about him and he knows that the only way is to say these stupid things coz his character in the show before the interaction with Blair was more boring than it’s right now…What a desperate LOSER!!

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Christiana

Posted at 8:03 AM on October 15, 2011  

2 options… First, Penn was drunk when he said that. second he forgot to change his calendar from the april 1 and when he woke up in the morning and saw the calendar he thought that was april fools’ day so “let’s lie and say that Blair is Dan’s soul mate”
For me that’s the only explanation!

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dos

Posted at 8:00 AM on October 15, 2011  

lol such a bad PR. I’m sick of this Dair ve Chair nonsense…just GTFO!

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DJ

Posted at 4:45 AM on October 15, 2011  

I voted more than once but I’m not saying who for :D

Love… What is love? Love is to love someone
for who they are, who they were, and who they will be.

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Guest

Posted at 2:41 AM on October 15, 2011  

Of course Penn thinks Blair is Dan’s soul mate. He has to leech on Leighton to get any attention.

Please Penn, Give us a break, you Leech. Way to bash your ex, you jerk.

PS: Chuck and Blair forever!!

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katie

Posted at 2:34 PM on October 15, 2011  

just because you like chair, doesn’t mean you have to hate on penn. it’s just his opinion. jfc
i’ve yet to come across a chair fan who isn’t so rude

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Kindly

Posted at 7:58 PM on October 14, 2011  

Don’t bash on Penn because your love for Chair is too compulsive. I think he is right about Dan’s soulmate being Blair.
With Vanessa, they were too similar. With Serena, he was too different from her. Blair and him are just the perfect level. She challenges him intellectually but she also manages to make him discover new things.
Also for the judging, Dan used to be like that but don’t act like Blair wasn’t judging him either in the beginning of the series (and still does at times). I’m sorry but Dan isn’t judging Blair right now which is why she goes to him for advice. You might have stopped watching the series after the end of season 4 because this friendship is the epitome of close right now (ahem, telling Dan she is pregnant before anyone else?) So I think that argument is nil.
It might be Chair all the way, but Penn has a right to voice his opinion. Just like all Dair fans he happens to root for them too just like you root for Chuck.

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Dany

Posted at 11:22 AM on October 15, 2011  

You should remember most Chuck/Blair addicted fans are creepy and superficial as hell, they are probably in the 12-18 demographics and think this poll and Penn’s comment are a very big deal because it’s ~Chair against the world~ so they need to attack and prove once again how loud they are haha. You know, that crowd that thinks true love is all about never giving up a relationship even when it falls apart and thinks that one or two good seasons of their favorite couple justify all the crap Blair does and becomes to be with Chuck.

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Manu

Posted at 7:54 PM on October 14, 2011  

As if I didn’t love Penn enough…

He is SO right, haters can GTFO, for all I care.

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Nelly

Posted at 7:37 PM on October 14, 2011  

Oh Penn, please, don’t insult our intelligence and spare us of you not so witty comments. LMAO

FYI soul mate – someone you have a very close relationship with because you share or understand the same emotions and interests.

Does Dan understand Blair? I don’t think so. If he did, he wouldn’t judge which we ALL know it’s SO not the case.
Not to mention his “friendship” with Blair is FAR from being close. She would call him at least once during the summer if it was otherwise.

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Caro

Posted at 10:15 PM on October 14, 2011  

Actually, he’s not insulting anyone’s intelligence, you’re insulting his. He said he thinks Blair is Dan’s soulmate. Thinks. He has every right to say whatever he thinks suitable. And while you obviously disagree, I definitely agree with him. I did not agree with Ed’s opinion of “evil CB babies”, but I didn’t go around basically calling him stupid for it.

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Charishma

Posted at 6:43 PM on October 14, 2011  

A soulmate is someone who holds a mirror to you, and your soul. Its a person who shows you your truest self. Your soulmate shows you who you are, and what your flaws are. They often clash, and sometimes don’t even end up together. But their effect is long-standing. Because they help you grow, as a person.

Dan has done this for Blair. Blair has done this for Dan. They are soulmates. :D

PS: Please stop insulting Penn, just because you don’t know what the definition of a soulmate is.

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Joey

Posted at 10:10 AM on October 15, 2011  

Thank you Charishma. I fully agree with you. And I totally see DAIR as Soulmates.

Everyone else vouching for CHAIR season afta season are soo lame, that they are willing for the story and hence the series to ultimately become boring, mediocre and as a result: FAIL!!!!

Get over yourselves CHAIR shippers. Some fresh blood is needed on this show. Dair is that FRESH BLOOD. Do you understand. Blink twice if you do. If you can’t, then I suggest you see your GP!

Penn is not stupid, he’s not insulting anyone’s intelligence you stupid, shallow-minded, irrational SOBs. He has a right to voice his opinion. It’s democracy people, Freedom of Speech. GET IT!!!

Give DAIR a chance and stop being soooo DOGMATIC to simply CHAIR!!!!

Dare 2 DAIR!!! DAIR FTW!!!
DAIR SOULMATES, DAIR ENDGAME- SIMPLE!!!!

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Prisilla

Posted at 3:07 PM on October 15, 2011  

Dair had there chance and failed not to mention they are destroying( look at the ratings) the show and season 5 might be the last season so that means there is no time for dair.

Btw no one cares that Penn likes dair it was just the fact that the guy did not give one good reason why he might think Blair is Dan’s soulmate.

 
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Kindly

Posted at 7:50 PM on October 15, 2011  

The ratings were struggling way before Dair even began happening. Season 3 was mainly what killed Gossip Girl because it made no sense.
The majority of Dair fans are people who stopped watching Gossip Girl but went back to it because of the idea of Dair. I am one of those. Don’t use Dair as an excuse, the other storylines used to suck way before Dair even happened. Plus, Chair was still happening while Dair was beginning so it’s not like they killed Chair for Dair.

 
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Katie

Posted at 5:03 PM on October 14, 2011  

LMAO ALL THIS CHEATING ON BOTH SIDES.

Dan is annoying, hipster, and gross and disrepectful towards women, Chuck is annoying, misgoynistic, and handsome with chicklet teeth but still gross, while Louis is boring as hale but french and hot, he’s the prince of Monaco and therefore LAIR FTW! 4 LYFE!

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Edith

Posted at 4:46 PM on October 14, 2011  

If soulmates means liking the same movies and reading, I have thousands of soulmates.

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orealy?

Posted at 4:59 PM on October 14, 2011  

If soulmate means sellling me for a hotel, then I have NONE. ;)

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A

Posted at 7:47 PM on October 14, 2011  

@orealy

Best. Comeback. Ever. :)

 
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Hannah

Posted at 4:39 PM on October 14, 2011  

For someone who takes an “intellectual” (vom) approach to acting, Penn’s explanation of why Blair is Dan’s soulmate was pretty stupid. Blair is Dan’s soulmate because…Penn likes Leighton? This logic does not resemble our Earth logic.

Chuck and Blair forever!

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Emma

Posted at 3:55 PM on October 14, 2011  

Dair fans get over yourselves it’s chair forever.

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Danielle

Posted at 11:14 AM on October 15, 2011  

*kind of

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Alisha

Posted at 6:02 PM on October 16, 2011  

DAIR all the way!!!!!!!

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