Penn went on to insist that he and Blake were “consummately professional” during the last two years of “Gossip Girl,” which they filmed after breaking up.
“I think we should both pat ourselves on the back for getting through it — because, you know, anything is complicated in that way, and we handled it,” he said.
If [Penn and I] were photographed walking down the street, they didn’t know if it was a paparazzi shot or if it was a shot from the show." "At the time, what was heightened was, wow, it all looks similar from the outside, but it’s so different on the inside,” she added.
The two still managed to keep their personal lives private.
"[But then] we were like, ‘Oh no, that’s exactly what they want.’ They wanted us all to date.
They wanted us all to wear the same clothes that we’re wearing on the show.
character Dan."But the kind of women I'm interested in - they're smart enough not to expect me to be Dan," he continued.