Taylor Momsen: My Folks Stole My Childhood

Singer and actress says its no mystery why she's so dark

By Greg Wilson
|  Friday, Nov 12, 2010  |  Updated 12:05 PM CDT
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Taylor Momsen sets the record straight about rumors that she's leaving "Gossip Girl."

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Poor Taylor Momsen: a double career as a rock star and TV actress isn't enough to snap her out of her disaffected Goth funk.

The gangly 17-year-old "Gossip Girl" actress and lead singer of The Pretty Reckless told Starpulse that spending her young lifetime in the limelight has left her feeling dark.

"Everyone's like, 'Wow, why is she upset and why is she so miserable about things?' My parents signed me up with Ford [modeling agency] at the age of two. No 2-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice."

Now the St. Louis-born beauty, who plays Jenny Humphrey on the CW show, figures she understands why she feels the way she does.

"My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn't have friends. I was working constantly and I didn't have a real life."

And she seemed so sweet as Cindy Lou Who.

Selected Reading: Starpulse, New York Daily News, IMDb.

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