Penn Badgley is filming his new television series "The Slap" and fans and observers are taking notice of the 'chemistry' that has developed between the talented actor and actress Uma Thurman.
The actor was photographed receiving a 'slap' from actress Uma Thurman only a short time after providing the actor with an affectionate kiss on the forehead. The picture has created much conversation about the younger man and older woman relationship dynamic (Daily Mail - December 16, 2014).
Some fans of the actor are looking at his presence in the television series and anticipating that this project will have fans talking about him as a romantic leading man star similar to how people talked about him when he starred on the mega-popular television show "Gossip Girl".
Penn Badgley appearing in "The Slap" is one more step in him becoming looked at as an actor who is not just good-looking but also possesses the dramatic acting range to match the acting prowess of Uma Thurman. When an actor is matched opposite an Golden Globe award winning actress such as Uma Thurman there is usually only two results that occur: either the actor is blown off the screen by her gorgeous look and exceptional acting range or the actor is able to 'match' her acting skill.
The pictures from the set of "The Slap" and the buzz from those associated with the project suggest that Penn Badgley has 'matched' her acting and as such when this project is seen on the small screen it will likely lead to more lead acting opportunities in the future.
Look out for Penn Badgley as a scene-stealing lover of Uma Thurman in "The Slap" as his performance opposite the beautiful blonde will very likely catch the attention of casting agents, producers and directors in 2015.