Taylor Momsen Wants to Be Taken Seriously

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While she's only 16, Taylor Momsen wants to be taken seriously. In a recent interview with Seventeen, the Gossip Girl star lamented how hard that is.

"I think people don't really take me seriously because I'm 16," Momsen said. "And they think most 16-year-olds don't know what they want to do."

The actress and model, who is also the lead singer of post-grudge band The Pretty Reckless, went on to assure fans that she knows what she is doing.

"I actually really do, because I've been thinking about it since I was two," she insists, although she admits feeling like a typical teen in some ways.

Taylor Momsen Seventeen Cover

Taylor Momsen, 16, on the cover of Seventeen.

"I am angsty," she said. "I'll be angsty until I'm 80. I think that keeps things fresh. But I always think angst is such a derogatory word toward teens."

"It just means you're figuring sh!t out, and I don't know why that's a negative thing," added the star who plays Gossip Girl bad girl Jenny Humphrey.

Taylor Momsen also denied reports that she is jealous of co-star Leighton Meester, whose songs, "Good Girls Go Bad" and "Somebody To Love," have been used on the show. Taylor's music has yet to be featured on the CW hit.

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Dressing provocative on stage or in a music video is different than walking down the effing street in the same outfit unless you're Lady Gaga separate your creative egos. When Taylor learns how to dress for the public, people will stop judging her. Beyonce's dresses like she is about to go work a pole soon or about swirl on Jay Z but she doesn't dress like that when walking down the street. Same thing goes for Leighton, who dresses one way on stage but looks different when going to a restaurant or hanging with the cast. Taylor on the other hand does not.


liked her. now i hate her. she cant do long hair. she thinks she knows everything. good actress but seriously too full of herself for words.


ed's music was used on the show


Ed's music hasn't been used on the show either. And unless they are showing HER character in some coke den or a Courtney Love Costume party I doubt they ever will. :] NGL, I love some of her music, it's pretty good. I just.. Something about her bothers the shit out of me and it might be a little jealousy but it's more then that too, lol.


Some people should go arrested. Judging people for their ambitions and for the way they look is as prejudiced as calling bad things things for a person with another type of color or with other sexual preferences


im sorry but just because she dresses that way and looks that way doesnt make her a bad person like so many of you are making in personal although you don't actually know her. Also im sixteen and i don't know what i want to do with my life and i wish i did, so good for Taylor for being ambitous.


That is seriously pathetic. Wow.
She is so immature.


I don't exactly know my honest opinion of her, but I have to say, I like this picture of her, I think she looks better with long straight hair, it reminds me of season 1 Jenny not season 3 so called 'badass' Jenny.


As cocky as Taylor does sound in interviews, it doesn't give you a right to bash and make fun of her when she's trying hard to pursue her singing career. Leighton's not a great singer as Taylor but yes she is humble but unlike Taylor herself but if yu guys can give Leighton's singing career a chance you should be able to give Taylr a chance too.


"I have it on good authority that a new Terminator movie is in the works. Written by one of Gossip Girl writers, famous for his inspiring fictional work on the show, the story is based on the 80 year old Taylor, apparently still struggling to be taken seriously, as she sends Arnold back in time to when she had just turned two, to help her understand what went wrong there, because as predicted she is finally out of angst. The story takes a twist when Arnold, who had apparently got his software updated, surprises Taylor with what people say would become the next "I'll be back" phrase, as he says "ARE YOU SERIOUS?""
G0ose, this is hilarious!!!! The Terminator comedy, lol!


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[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.