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Taylor Momsen Wants to Be Kurt Cobain, Is Bringing Angsty Back

I can’t believe this chick is only sixteen years old. Where the fuck is this age of innocence we speak of so fondly? Age three?

Taylor “too-fucking-cool-for-Gossip Girl” Momsen recently sat down for an interview with EW and discussed lots of important things like Leighton Meester’s new “pop record” and Momsen’s very own vehement denials that she’s trying to be like Courtney Love. Momsen also plugs her band, The Pretty Reckless, and talks up her dark side in a not-at-all attention-seeking way:

EW: Your band, the Pretty Reckless, 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.

EW: You’re often compared to Courtney Love.

TM: 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?

TM: 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 GG costar Leighton Meester is also trying to launch a music career. Ever talk about it?

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

TM: 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.

TM: And I do! I choose not to wear pants.

Damn, this girl’s deep. You know, for all of sixteen years. Oh, and for not even living through a quarter of what her “mentors” have yet. I don’t know. I thought the whole teenage-angst thing went out the window back in like, 2001 or something, but I suppose I was mistaken.

Well, in spite of all your “darkness,” Taylor, there’s a bright side: your 27th birthday is coming at some point and then you can be just like your idol Cobain, if that’s what you really want.

More photos of Taylor looking ridiculous hardcore in the gallery.

22 CommentsLeave a comment

  • That comment at the end was a bit uncalled for. She’s just a teenager, most of us can remember going through some sort of emo-melodrama when we were that age, right?

    • no. this girl is very, very annoying with this poser atitude. who the fuck does she think she is. spoiled brat. cant wait to see her dark music video.

  • Jesus, she’s just now going through the “I wanna be a rockstar like Kurt Cobain” thing, now?
    Taylor, you’re not Nirvana…get over it. Crawl back into your rich life.

  • I’m weirded out – that song was on the radio the other day and I really quite liked it. Then the DJ said who it was by and I hated myself. I cannot bear girls that think dressing like baby prostitutes makes them rock and roll.
    Now get the hell off my lawn!

  • what’s so hard about believing that she’s 16, that’s when they’re the angsty-ist, dude. hating the world while living their rich life…and then they grow up. Unless they’re linsday lohan.

  • I’m so glad she relates to Kurt Cobain. Now I can just sit back and wait for her to put a shotgun in her mouth instead of a microphone. Yesssss!

  • This girl is extremely annoying, the writers on this website are clearly annoyed by her, so stop writing about her!!!

    Every post is about how annoying she is (and she is) so there’s no variation or need to post about her once every two weeks.

  • I can’t stand this child. I don’t mind Leighton though. She carries herself like a lady and her pipes are not so bad

  • That comment at the end was a bit over the top. Many 16 year olds feel that way, its nothing new. And she never said she was going to be Nirvana, she just wants to achieve that level of greatness. Shes a lot better than Miley Cyrus or Lindsay Lohan