Taylor Momsen

Mimi ON Mar 24, 2010 AT 4:29 pm

Taylor Momsen

There have been a lot of changes in Taylor Momsen’s life lately. Her band, The Pretty Reckless, will be featured on the soundtrack for Kick Ass, the new superhero flick starring Nicholas Cage, and the band will also be travelling all over the US headlining this summer’s Warped Tour, sponsored by Vans shoes. Plus Taylor has also been named the newest model for clothing brand New Look, following in the footsteps of Alexa Chung and Agyness Deyn.

Taylor Momsen began acting professionally when she was three years old in a nationally run Shake ‘N’ Bake commercial. Four years later, she stole our hearts as the adorable Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She auditioned for the title character on Disney’s Hannah Montana, making it to the top three, but the role was eventually given to Miley Cyrus.

The Pretty Reckless - Taylor Momsen

In 2007, Momsen was cast as Jenny Humphrey on the CW’s television series Gossip Girl, based on Cecily von Ziegesar’s book series. At the beginning of the show, she was a sweet, blond freshman who is desperately trying to fit in at a new school. Throughout the series, she has slowly evolved into an edgy, darker character. A transformation that went hand-in-hand with her evolving rock music career.

Taylor formed and fronts the band The Pretty Reckless, consisting of John Secolo on guitar, Matt Chiarelli on bass, and Nick Carbone on drums. In 2009, the band signed a contract with Interscope Records, who are also responsible for the Black Eyed Peas, No Doubt, and Timbaland. The band claim influence from famous grunge bands like Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Nirvana so sound pretty hard core!!

Although she got her start in acting, Taylor says that music is her only goal and what she wants to do with her life. She has said that, “music is more personal because you’re writing it and you’re involved in every step of it.” She isn’t as fond of acting because, “you’re playing a character instead of yourself.”

So what do you think of her transition to music, can you see her as a punk rock princess or will she forever be Little J?

Click here for more STAR PROFILES…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments are closed.