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Here Are 17 "You" Behind-The-Scenes Secrets You Probably Didn't Know, But 100% Should

"The amount of fake blood that was required to make that look real was gruesome."

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To celebrate You Season 2, Penn Badgley swung by BuzzFeed to answer some of our burning questions about the show.

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Here's everything we learned:

🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead!🚨

1. First, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble wanted Penn for the role of Joe right away.

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2. Penn revealed that his first conversation with Greg and Sera allowed him to "overcome my pesky moral conflict over playing such a guy."

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3. While filming, Penn's stand-in actually reads all of Joe's voiceover so there are long enough pauses to accommodate the voiceover when it's added later.

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Penn explained, "Danny [his stand-in] reads my voiceovers. It's really strange. To be honest, it's very technical. It's not like normal acting at all."

4. Also, you can actually spot Danny in Season 2, Episode 8 — he plays the guy whose wife kisses Forty.

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Penn said, "We were really happy to see him on camera."

5. Penn actually found out about the Love twist when he read with Victoria Pedretti during her audition.

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He explained, "Greg and Sera told me after she left the room. We were talking about, you know, she was talented and it wasn't up to me, but they were kind of including me in the process. And then, Greg just said, 'Do you want to know?' And I said, 'Yeah, that'd help.' And he's like, 'Alright, so she's a killer.'"

6. However, he had no idea that Joe wasn't going to approve of Love being a killer — he thought they would eventually have a Bonnie and Clyde-like adventure.

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Penn said, "The part that I didn't know about, that I was upset about, was that Joe, I mean, it is consistent with Joe, he wouldn't accept Love. That really hurt my heart, but again, it's morally consistent with Joe's morality."

7. The most gruesome scene Penn filmed in You Season 2 was when Joe finds Delilah's body.

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Penn said, "The amount of fake blood that was required to make that look real was gruesome."

8. The second-most gruesome scene to film was when Joe puts Jasper's body in the meat grinder.

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9. Penn was so sad that he didn't get to share any scenes with John Stamos in Season 2.

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He said, "The fact that I wasn't able to work with John Stamos again, which is a deep pain. I can't talk about it."

10. Also, he forgot Dr. Nicky was making a small appearance in Season 2 until John showed up on set.

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Penn hilariously said, "I forgot that he was in it, and then I saw him and I was like, 'Get the fuck out of here — John Stamos is in this show.' And he looks amazing in his jumper and beard."

11. One of the most physical episodes for Penn to film was when Joe and Forty are tripping on LSD.

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Penn said that the LSD episode was "actually the most fun for me, I think because it was the most physical, the most strange and maniacal."

12. Also, the LSD episode actually required a lot of stunts that didn't make the final cut.

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13. Penn believes that Joe does want to find true love, but "he has no clue where to find it or how."

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14. Also, he doesn't think Joe has found true love with Love.

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He joked, "No. No, they both kill people, OK? How can that be true love? I don't want to police people's feelings anymore. It's really exhausting."

15. Penn said he isn't surprised by fans lusting after Joe.

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He explained, "I mean, come on, look where we are. It's not weird. It's consistent with where we are. So I think it makes a lot of sense. All of my moral policing is just in good humor. Tongue in cheek. I hope everybody understands that."

16. He doesn't know anything about the neighbor at the end of Season 2.

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He explained, "I think they're probably not going to use the woman they cast because they didn't know what they were going to do."

17. And finally, in terms of Season 3, Penn is "most interested in what's going to happen between Love and Joe because they have a child together."

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Check out our full video with Penn Badgley below:

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And be sure to watch Penn in You Season 2, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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