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Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Taylor Momsen Anymore


From starring along inside Jim Carrey in the
live-action version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas to holding her own
next to Blake Lively in the CW hit Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen was on her way to becoming
a Hollywood A-lister. A talented actor from such a young age, it
seemed like Momsen’s success on-screen was assured. But she suddenly left it all behind to become
a rock star. Was it by choice? Or was she forced out of acting? Here’s a look at why Hollywood won’t cast
Taylor Momsen anymore. She burned out early Most 17-year-olds are worried about finding
a part-time job, but at 17, Momsen had already been working as a full-time actor for 15 years. According to Star Pulse, she blamed her parents
for pushing her into the industry. “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 2. No 2-year-old wants to be working, but I had
no choice.” In 2011, Momsen told Entertainment Weekly
she had decided to quit acting entirely to focus on her music career. Breakout role branded her As little blonde-haired, blue-eyed Cindy Lou
in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Momsen was the epitome of innocence and all that
is good and right with the world during Christmastime. The role labeled the then seven-year-old Momsen
as America’s sweetheart and a good girl who could do no wrong. She went on to cement that reputation with
roles like the daughter of the President of the United States in Spy Kids 2. So it seemed like the perfect fit when, in
2007, Momsen was cast as sweet girl-next-door Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl. However, as Momsen got older and started becoming
a bad girl back stage, that attitude adjustment spilled over onto the screen as well. Audiences may not have been thrilled with
her attempt to break out of typecasting, making Little J just a side note instead of a main
character. Gossip girl, bad behavior Fan disapproval of the new Little J apparently
wasn’t the only reason Momsen was written off of Gossip Girl. According to reports from Deadline, her air
time was also reduced because of her on-set antics. Tim Gunn, best known as the mentor on Project
Runway, told E! News that she was a nightmare to work with when he guest starred on Gossip
Girl, saying “What a diva. She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her
lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself, ‘why are we being held
hostage by this brat?” Momsen told George Lopez that the whole thing’s
been taken out of context. “I’m amazed because it’s what I say, and then
they take out words and make it sound like a negative statement.” “It inspires you!” “I hope everyone knows that it’s not actually
real.” Regardless of whether it’s true or not, though,
she now has a reputation as being difficult to work with — which is a label nobody in
Hollywood wants. Lack of credits Momsen’s music resume is pretty stellar at
this point, but while she originally gained fame as an actress, her acting resume actually
isn’t that great. Her debut movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas,
remains by far her biggest film role, and beyond Gossip Girl, her TV credits are practically
nonexistent. She did make a pilot that never aired, and
was at one point up for the role of Hannah Montana — before it went to Miley Cyrus. But what ifs and near misses like those make
up the bulk of her acting career. Will she turn it around? They say that absence makes the heart grow
fonder. While Momsen may have burned her bridges during
a difficult adolescence, now that she’s matured into an actual rock star, it’s possible that
there may be new opportunities in Hollywood for Momsen if she ever decides to go back
to acting. But as her past shows, if she’s going to be
successful at acting, she has to actually want to do it. Of course, it’s possible that music was the
way to go for Momsen from the start. Way back in How the Grinch Stole Christmas,
Momsen was already stealing scenes with her voice, singing “Where Are You Christmas.” “Where are you, Christmas? Do you remember?” That was just a preview of things to come. With her current band, The Pretty Reckless,
Momsen is tearing up the music charts. According to Billboard, she’s the first woman
to land three consecutive number one hits on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, something
even legends like Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks never accomplished. Who needs Hollywood? Rock on! Thanks for watching! Click the Nicki Swift icon to subscribe to
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100 Comments

  1. Patrick Beasley Author

    she left acting to pursue music, and it was a good decision, she was once asked if she ever regretted leaving Hollywood and she said no, because she was so successful in her band and she was actually happy.

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  2. János Zsigus Author

    Why Hollywood won't cast Taylor Momsen anymore? It's simple: Beause she does not want to be an actress, she wants to sing in a rock band and touring because that's her passion.

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  3. Maylyn Bayani Author

    She looked like she was being tortured while doing gossip girl. She was horrible at acting. But that girl can sing well. It's great she found her place.

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  4. SarcasticFoodieBeing Author

    Why hollywood won't cast her anymore? Because she is not a fucking actor anymore. She is an amazing singer with an amazing band.

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  5. Richard The Cowardly Lion Author

    I literally had no idea Taylor Momsen was even an actress, let alone that girl from Dr. Seuss, I just recognized her name from The Pretty Reckless cause she freakin kills it as a rock singer!

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  6. Tess Winchester Author

    Simple answer: Because she doesn’t want to be cast.

    She’s also not difficult to work with according to Lzzy Hale of Halestorm whom TPR toured with a few years ago. She said Taylor was one of the most down to earth rockers she has worked with and that she’s in it for the music and not the fame. And how refreshing that is.

    You can tell at TPR concerts how much of her soul goes into her music. I was at one last year and she was better live because you could feel her passion.

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  7. Nicole Panagakos Author

    I love The pretty reckless, and she didn’t even want to act all along? Like Nikki hunn shut up she didn’t WANT to act and she doesn’t care about all this shit and it seems like a hell lot of drama to be in the Hollywood lights. Fuck that, rock on.

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  8. Ragnar Lothbrok Author

    I am sick and tired of listening to reviews that slate stars for not conforming to Hollywood's model of perfection. Let's face it the world has seen how that turns out!! Pretty Reckless are the best thing to come out of the USA since AX7 and FFDP

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  9. MonzaRacer Author

    Why did they not mention her role in Underdog movie from cartoon? Nicki Swift sure does miss A LOT of peoples works when claiming they arent being cast anymore.

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  10. Janelle 09 Author

    Hell yes for following her true dreams!!!! I’ve always loved Hole/Courtney Love.. she holds her own for our generation for sure although I wish Marias band In This Moment would have hit it big the same way…that woman can sing and that band can rock!!

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  11. AngryDuck76 Author

    Hollywood is a steaming piece of worthless shite. Momsen is better now she's out of it. What a great singer and front girl to Pretty Wreckless. Amazing voice. Hot as ever. Don't go back to acting Taylor.

    PS didn't k now she was the little girl in The Grinch. Damn I feel old now. Think I was 24 when that came out!! Shaeeet.

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  12. Nina Van H Author

    She is finally doing what she loves! Let her be happy with her awesome music career. She was clearly forced to do something she didn't like.

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  13. dlux Author

    The bitchy tone of this voice over sort of "slimes" the credibility of what is being presented. It's a hatchet job and I tend to lean in favor of Taylor Momesen after listening to this. Sounds like sour grapes from someone who's jealous of her success/talents. I've listened to her recordings and watched her videos and she has a "real" voice and presence in all of them, so I say; "piss off"

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  14. Knuckles Dragon Author

    Obviously the content creator is unaware of The Pretty Reckless. Suggest you listen to Momsen's rendition of "Take Me Down" and STFU.

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  15. jordynxisxgay Author

    "Why Hollywood Won't Cast Taylor Momsen Anymore"

    Uhhh…. She doesn't like acting? She CHOSE to gave up her acting career… Hollywood won't cast her because she doesn't audition. She has no interest in acting.

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  16. RachelTheDruid Author

    she acted the way she did cos she didn't want to do acting!!!!! her heart wasn't in it. she'd been writing music since very young and it's what she really wanted to do. this video is stupid

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  17. Glorious Pandemonium Author

    Sounds like Hollywood had to take one more stab at someone that really seen what it was like to have to be around all those Liberal Fanatics!!!! More power to her!!!! Hopefully she got out before someone tried to molest or rape her!!

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  18. Andy Murray Author

    To me Taylor Momsen has always been the lead singer of The Pretty Reckless; Their music rocks and each album shows a newer maturity and greater range of styles.
    She doesn't need Hollywood when this where her talent is taking her but, whats the betting Hollywood will eventually want to need her.

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  19. Sherri Zelinski Author

    Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless are one of my favorites… She has nothing to prove to anyone, and left acting behind to rock out. To uptight idiots, like this Nicki Swift, can't wrap their minds around why she did it. Guess what: It's Taylor's life to live, and so far I'd say she's killing it! What did you have done by age 17 Nicki Swift? Quit throwing shade.. The Pretty Reckless are one of my favorite newer bands (some call it pop, I call it Hellpop), and I never really seen any of Taylor's movies either…

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  20. Justin Awesome Author

    She does not act anymore she is now a singer she was so cute in the Grinch she was big part of my Childhood I love her as Cindy Lou Who. The Grinch got hated I loved that Grinch I am a Christen but listing to cool music is not a sin I listen to her music a little. She was great in The Grinch she was so adorable I saw her in
    1 The Grinch
    2 Spy Kids
    3 Saving Shiloh
    I cant stand Miley Cyrus Taylor Momsen would have been way better in Hannah Montana because she can sing way better then Miley can.

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  21. Tsarah August Author

    The simple answer is that Taylor Momsen is tired with films and acting, then she decides to be in a rock band and become a rock star — turns out she's more than capable to be a singer. Simple.

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  22. JARED BARATTA Author

    GOSSIP GIRL had a downhill progression starting in Season 4-Taylor Momsen quits midway, then at the end, Connor Paolo & Jessica Szohr quit. So Season 5 and a 100th episode without Jenny, Eric & Vanessa was a fucking shitshow. Season 3 was GOSSIP GIRL at Its absolute best.

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  23. TaylorIsHotThough Author

    To be clear, Taylor left acting to focus on her music career. She still gets acting offers (at least she did whilst touring Going To Hell, I can’t be 100% sure she still does) but doesn’t take them. I’m pretty sure the ‘bad attitude’ thing is false due to how many fake stories there are about her. Someone once made up that she burned her dogs neutered balls in the studio but she doesn’t even have a male dog.

    Also the Lopez quote was about being taken out of context in general, not about the rumours of her bad attitude.

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  24. anonymous crab Author

    Well, She's a rockstar, and she's better off being fucking metal than at the hands of any hollywood pedo. Fuck hollywood, they all deserve to burn.

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  25. Barry McCockiner Author

    Uh 🤔🙄😏😐😶😮😯😝🙃😲😨😬😰😱😳😵😇🤓🤠💀☠️😈 she is like in a Bluesy Goth Metal band touring around the world playing music is probably why she isn't in Acting anymore .Plus , she said she quit acting anyway to pursue music full time , which she is pretty awesome at hahaha 🤣

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  26. Zoey Author

    you guys are really over analyzing it, I feel like there is a very obvious reason to why hollywood wont cast her anymore: she doesnt want to act

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  27. VipreBlack Author

    because she didnt want to and saw her worth in music. not because she cant lol she definetly can act HAVE YOU SEEN HER MUSIC VIDEOS

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  28. XxFREAKY13FRIDAYxX Author

    Why do these people think she would ever want to do acting? She has mentioned that she has hated it multiple times. The Pretty Reckless are way cooler

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  29. Bill Fisher Author

    This is just how the news media spins shit. Twist the story anyway they want, create a misleading headline and report half truths.
    It's not like Taylor quit acting and is homeless. She has a fantastic band and will be a bigger star now.

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