Taylor Momsen

Gossip Girls Taylor Momsen is fed up with the public refusing to take her band, The Pretty Reckless, seriously just because she's still a teenager. The very young 16-year-old star shot to fame with a starring role in 2000's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and admits she has struggled to shake off her child star tag ever since the hit movie. Taylor is insisting she's wise beyond her years, and she's desperate for people to respect her rock band's efforts. She told Seventeen magazine, "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 two. ... I love working. I'm a workaholic, and no one believes it. I'm in the recording studio until three in the morning. "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 [bleep] out, and I don't know why that's a negative thing."
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