Taylor Momsen Loves Music, Hates Pants

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Taylor Momsen is not a fan of pants. For that, we can't blame her.

The 16-year-old actress, who plays Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, really wants to be a rock star more than an actress, and we're starting to appreciate why. When you're a rock star, you can get away with things like going pants-free.

Momsen and her band, the Pretty Reckless, are set to drop their debut album this summer and have recently released their first single, “Make Me Wanna Die.” 

Here's an interview she gave to Entertainment Weekly about it:

EW: Your band has a song (“Make Me Wanna Die”) on the Kick-Ass soundtrack.

Taylor Momsen: It’s a tragic love song. It’s Romeo and Juliet. Can’t live without your lover so you die. It’s the Pretty Reckless’ first single. We just shot a video for it, but I don’t wanna say too much. It fits the song. It’s very dark.

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EW: How’s the album progressing?

Taylor Momsen: It’s coming out this summer. We wrote it as a record, so every song is part of a bigger thing. I don’t know. I just want people to hear it!

EW: Who would you say is your biggest musical inspiration?

Taylor Momsen: The Beatles did everything first, and they did it the best.

EW: You’re often compared to Courtney Love.

Taylor Momsen: I don’t wanna be Courtney Love. I wanna be Kurt Cobain. He’s brilliant and his songs are genius. The Hole records are great. Everyone always compares me to Courtney Love because they think we like dress the same and we both have blond hair, wear lipstick and dresses. But I’m sorry, don’t a lot of girls dress like that? I look at Nirvana. I don’t look at Hole.

EW: How do you imagine juggling music and acting?

Taylor Momsen: I’ve been acting since I was 2. I don’t dislike it by any means, but it’s a job to me. It can never be as personal as music, because you’re playing a character and saying someone else’s words. Music is who I am.

EW: Your fellow Gossip Girl cast member Leighton Meester is also trying to launch a music career. Ever talk about it?

Taylor Momsen: No. I’m not really close with my cast. We’re all cordial and nice to each other, but we’re not really friends outside of the set. And we’re doing a different thing: She’s putting out a pop record, which is awesome.

EW: I heard Jenny is MIA for the beginning of next season.

Taylor Momsen: I’m gonna be on tour. But as far as next season goes I don’t really know what’s going on. I don’t wanna talk about that because it’s up in the air. At the end of the season, you’ll see.

EW: I saw you perform in New York City last year, and you seemed to have forgotten to put on pants. What was up with that?

Taylor Momsen: I don’t really like pants, man. I like tights. I’m not really a pants person.

EW: You’re a rocker now. You can choose not to wear pants.

Taylor Momsen: And I do! I choose not to wear pants.

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"I want to be Kurt Cobain." umm...Things did not exactly end well for him. I hope Taylor realizes how much she adds to Gossip Girl, and I hope she stays with the show. However, I do appreciate Taylor's overall frankness in this interview. I also agree that pants are overrated! Skirts with tights are 10000x more comfortable.




I'm ignoring all the hater comments on this post. TAYLOR MOMSEN IS AWESOME.
'nough said.


Ok first of all I love Taylor Momsen. Second if she doesn't want to wear pants who cares. Third she didn't say the whole cast doesn't get along she just said she doesn't hang out with them outside of shooting the show and come on with the age difference how could she go out and hang out with them. They are all over 21. Also people keep saying she talks like she doesn't care and they are upset she call acting a job but come on if she is more passionate about music should she lie and say acting is her main passion? People want other people to be honest and then when they are they just trash talk them. And she didn't say she wasn't doing anymore gossip girl she said she doesn't know what is going to happen yet with her character in the show. So stop freaking out people and stop hating everything about her just because you hate her character Jenny.


christ she is so fucking annonying? nirvana ? PLEASE keep dreaming. with attitude like that you won't ever gonna be.
she is getting more and more annonying everyday.she is just the same annoying as miley.


@DamienxJenny ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!! In some parts she is even worste than Miley & Co. because she tries so hard and fails all the time..she will never be a legend and she should stick to her roots ACTING and be GRATEFUL for that..for this big opportunity but of course she will do the same thing as Mischa Barton who also thought outside THE OC there would be A GREAT FILM CAREEER..today you can find her under the "worst-dressed list" yeah REALLY GREAT CAREER!! Taylor needs someone who tells her to SHUT UP and do her job..I mean come on people THE PRETTY RECKLESS?! That's just crazy..after one or two good singles or maybe a album noone will speak of them again and taylor will just disappear..it's tragic but that's what happens if she leaves GG..


Hey, everybody! There's pictures from the "Ex-Husbands and Wives" @ CW.TV. Someone should post them here.


That's strange Taylor says the cast doesn't get along. I mean, Ed and Chace used to live together! And Ed is dating (or dated) Jess, who is friends with Leighton, who is dating Sebastian, and Penn and Blake are going out...


Totally agree with Tricia. Being your own person is great, but show a little tact for others. Being into rock n roll (if you can even call it that) and being an asshole about it are two different things. I don't know her either but she's been pretty opinionated on things, and with everything she's ever said, she just comes off like such wannabe. I don't love to hate her, I just wish she'd be a little bit more of a decent human being. She's on one of the most popular shows in the world and all she can do is talk about what a chore it is.


She's comes across as a very honest person and doesn't sell out to diplomacy, I love her for that. She's has an incredible voice and a very talented actress. If she chooses not to wear pants, then that's her decision. Lady GaGa never wears pants and people still adore her. Anyway I'll miss her if she chooses not to come back in season 4 for she is my favorite character and lets face it GG has been going downhill. Better to quit when the show still has buzz. Still a fan.

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