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Penn Badgley says he tapped into Jeff Buckley's feminine side during the filming of the new biopic Greetings from Tim Buckley.

The former "Gossip Girl" star tells Rolling Stone there were "brief moments" when he stopped thinking and "really tapped into" the late singer-songwriter. 

Badgley says when he was feeling Buckley's vibes, he realized that "those vibes were, in some ways, feminine."  But he notes that it wasn't the so-called "typical" feminine side, explaining that Buckley had a "feline, feral, feminine energy" that was "really honest and kind of magical." Badgley says those traits actually allowed Buckley to be "more of a man." 

Greetings from Tim Buckley is scheduled to hit theaters this Friday, May 3rd.