Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen is the centre of attention for Seventeen Magazine’s February 2010 issue, the music issue!Â I have to remind myself that Taylor is only 16, it’s incredible to be honest.Â She comes across as much older and I say it all the time she ‘tries too hard’ but to be honest it would be hard being 16 and growing up under the gaze of the media like she is.
I am sure she will read back on her interviews and cringe wondering what on earth she was thinking, like for instance, “I’ve been thinking about what I want to do since I was 2” – seriously, ridiculous, at two you’re still learning to talk!!Â But she’s 16 and she has so much to explore and discover about herself and we have to give her a break!
The 16-year-old Gossip Girl actress chatted about being taken seriously and angsty:
On teenage angst: “I am angsty. I\’ll be angsty until I\’m 80 years old. I think that keeps things fresh. But I always think angst is such a derogatory word toward teenagers. It just means you\’re figuring s*** out, and I don\’t know why that\’s a negative thing.”
On people taking her seriously: “I think people don\’t really take me seriously because I\’m 16. And they think most 16-year-olds don\’t know what they want to do. But I actually really do, because I\’ve been thinking about it since I was 2. And in the world of acting, you have such a stigma put onto you that you [get into this business] for the fame. Fame frankly means nothing. It\’s so stupid. Unless you do something great and unless you do something that\’s fulfilling to you, what\’s the point?”
On not wanting to be the next tabloid star: “I love working. I\’m a workaholic, and no one believes it. I\’m in the recording studio until three in the morning. I get such a rap for being like Lindsay Lohan – and I hate naming names because she\’s really sweet – and I\’m really not. I don\’t go out. I have no desire to be some tabloid party girl. I\’m entirely a loner. I have been my entire life.”
You can watch her behind-the-scenes video and in the music studio videos:
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