Picture this: A cloudy November day in Los Angeles, still damp from intermittent rain. The end of the week means a production crew is feeling sluggish and ready for the holidays…and then he walks in, cutting through the dreariness like a ray of sunlight. Well. Hello there. Who are you? Oh, of course. It’s Penn Badgley.
The YOU star came to EW’s digital cover shoot looking decidedly unlike his character. Still, he and his perfect beard were ready to dive into an afternoon of playfully bloody scenes, easily slipping back and forth between boy-next-door charm and those infamous ominous stares.
Get a look behind the scenes — all told in GIFs!
Your fave Bachelor could never.
Badgley obviously isn’t Joe Goldberg — he’s 20 times better — but there’s no denying that killer smile.
YOU season 2 is streaming now on Netflix.