Taylor Momsen, 18, Retires From Acting! Will YOU Miss Her?

Tue, August 16, 2011 7:22pm EDT by 3 Comments

Taylor Momsen says she ‘quit acting’ in order to focus on her music with her band, The Pretty Reckless! Bye, bye Jenny Humphrey!

Taylor Momsen has never tried to hide her passion for music, but now she’s making that her number one focus. The 18-year-old performer told ELLE she’s over playing characters in TV and film for good.

“I quit acting, actually,” Taylor said recently at the Summer Sonic music festival. “I quit Gossip Girl and now tour and am in a band 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.”

Taylor is the lead singer and plays rhythm guitar in the rock group, which released its first nearly a year ago in the UK. Since then, The Pretty Reckless have been on the road.

“We’re on tour forever! We’re actually starting a tour with Evanescence in the fall in the US, it goes all around the US and then around Europe—the UK, Germany—so that’s really exciting,” Taylor said. “That’s for the next couple of months, so we’re pretty much on the road until at least 2012. And then it will continue!”

As far as their next album is concerned, Taylor is leaving that in the hands of the record label.

“We were actually just in the studio, we’ve been writing and recording some new stuff. So whether it’s a new album or, I don’t know exactly, we just write the songs and record them and everyone else decides what to do with them!” she explained.

Taylor first got on radar after her role as Cindy Lou Who in the movie The Grinch Who Stole Christmas in 2000. Since then, the outspoken actress became best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl.

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