When Penn Badgley isn’t working on the next season of You, he co-hosts a podcast called Podcrushed with Nava Kavelin and Sophie Ansari. Each episode features real-life tales of teenage awkwardness and heartbreak, with numerous episodes featuring a celebrity guest star. The latest episode, titled “I’ll Skirt Off Then,” starred Badgley’s former co-star Elizabeth Lail. When one of the presenters asked Lail to name her favorite moment on set with Badgley, the actress went into detail about why, despite her dark nature, she enjoyed filming the vault scenes.
“I want to say for the week I was in the cage, even if it seems strange to enjoy that. It’s intense and you can just live in that intensity,” the actor explained at the 46:44 mark of the episode. “I would just stay in the cage and just lie down and people would work around me … there’s something about the cage that feels theatrical because it’s dark around it, but then the lights in the cage are on.”
Lail later added that the cage scenes show how the series can incorporate romantic elements while ultimately being a psychological thriller. That intensity definitely contributed to Lail’s performance, and Beck’s incarceration sets the stage for seasons to come. While Beck didn’t show up in Season 3, it will be interesting to see if she’s still lurking in Joe’s mind when new episodes come out on Netflix.