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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she's.. just awful.


i hate you taylor. you are such a dumb cunt you should just not be alive anymore. you suck, just give up. the end.


She is a really good actor!and i love her style to.


It seems like this is a good snapshot of her state-of-mind today. That's not to say that it won't be different in a few months' time. To me she comes across as more open than many celebs, who cover up their flaws with PR BS. I admire her candor when it would be easier for her to present some photo-shopped, quote-friendly version of herself. Unfortunately the side-effect of this candor is that she's going to sound like a pillock every now and then.


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G0ose, love the Terminator reference XDDD


taylor, most people tend to not like to work with angst ridden people. so saying you're going to be angsty for the rest your life is not wanting people to take you serious. angsty people are generally not taken serious.


I LOVE JENNY! MY FAVORITE CHARACTER but Taylor is a spoiled brat,, she doesn't know nothing about anyting,, she can't pretend she is mature, because that's when you realize shes still a little girl,, she is simply pathetic,,


So happy she is on the cover of Seventeen I like her I love her style and makeup I just wish Leighton was on more covers too


She is sixteen. At that age, you do honestly believe that you can conquer the world and have it all figured out (even if it's not entirely realistic). And no amount of reasonable arguments will make her think any differently. That's the beauty of being 16 and making more than a minimum wage :)


Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

[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.