Taylor Momsen graces the cover of the February 2010 issue of Seventeen magazine.
Laying herself bare the 16-year-old Gossip Girl spills it all, including her views on being ‘angsty’, people taking her seriously and not wanting to be the next tabloid star.
Talking about teenage angst the pretty actress confesses, “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.”
When it comes to being taken seriously, Momsen thinks her young age is a contributing factor to not being taken 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. It¹s so stupid. Unless you do something great and unless you do something that¹s fulfilling to you, what¹s the point?”
And one thing Momsen is certain of, she has no desire to be the next tabloid cover girl, “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.”
The February issue of Seventeen is on newsstands now.