Taylor Momsen: I Quit Acting
Don't expect Little J to drop by the Upper East Side again.
Taylor Momsen, who played Jenny on Gossip Girl for four seasons, says her acting days are over for good.
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"I quit acting, actually," she tells Elle. "I quit Gossip Girl and now tour and am in a band [The Pretty Reckless] and that's pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully I'll be able to only do that for the rest of my life."
Why is Taylor Momsen so miserable? She blames her parents
Momsen, 18, appeared in only four episodes in Season 4, the last of which was in November. At the time, she went on hiatus, following her controversial off-screen antics and reportedly poor on-set attitude — guest-star Tim Gunn called her "pathetic" and said she "annoyed the entire crew."
In May, the CW announced neither Momsen nor Jessica Szohr will return for the fifth season, but may come back as guest stars.
Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szohr leaving Gossip Girl
Since leaving Gossip Girl, Momsen — who started modeling at age 2 and acting at 3 — has kept busy with her band. The Pretty Reckless released its first album in the U.S. in February and will tour with Evanescence in the fall.
Do you believe Momsen? Or is she bluffing, like Amanda Bynes?