"Gossip Girl's" Taylor Momsen is known for saying what's on her mind, whether she's explaining that she and her cast members aren't friends off the set, or that she doesn't wanther music to be compared to that of other female rockers. Still, whilepromoting her band, The Pretty Reckless, in London this week, the16-year-old has said a couple of things that are shocking even for her.
Taylor Momsen arrives for a London show. - Ringo/Ben Dome/PacificCoastNews.com
The "Gossip Girl" star fronts The Pretty Reckless. - Ringo/Ben Dome/PacificCoastNews.com
First, the multi-talented teen let a four-letter word slip during a live interview on the British show "This Morning." When one of the hosts asked her about the pressure to be thin in Hollywood, Taylor responded, "There is if you care, and if you just do what I do, you just don't give a s*** -- oh, can I not say that?" Um, no, you can't, Taylor.
Even less classy than the singer's language was her super-short ensemble for the a.m. appearance, which the camera operators kept out of the shot for the most part.
Later, Taylor continued her across-the-pond adventures by telling the UK's Metro newspaper that she finds it relaxing to ... flick knives! "I have a knife collection," she said. "I flew from New York to Los Angeles and still had a couple of knives in my purse. I thought I took them all out but they got tucked up in the folds." Well, at least that helps to explain the title of the actress' debut single, "Make Me Wanna to Die."
Taylor works up a sweat onstage. - Ringo/Ben Dome/PacificCoastNews.com
The 16-year-old jams to her "dark" music. - Ringo/Ben Dome/PacificCoastNews.com
Luckily, Taylor had other activities, including a gig at Notting Hill Arts Club, to keep her busy so she wouldn't get into even more trouble. And she has a full summer ahead, with a spot on the Warped Tour and, gulp, more publicity for her first album, which
is scheduled to drop this summer. Of course, you can catch her before that on what may be her last episode of "Gossip Girl" at 9 p.m. ET/PT Monday on the CW.
- Taylor Momsen