Taylor Momsen Excoriates Press for Calling Her a Wild Child

On Sunday, Taylor Momsen will be on the cover of Page Six Magazine and so the craze over the precocious, unnervingly grown-up 15-year-old continues. But in the piece, Ms. Momsen is intent on letting the public know that she is, in fact, very mature when it comes to her career and approaches it rather tactically.

“I don’t leave the house without thinking of how to represent myself," she tells the magazine. "But I’m not a little kid playing dress up. It’s all very real.”

Ms. Momsen would also like everyone to know that she is sick of being painted as a girl gone wild in the press:

“It’s like, yeah, I’m really going to go to a party with my cast and crew and all the executives at the network and dance on tables. [Tabloids] all want to make me out as this party girl, and I’m not. I’m underage! All I do is sit at home and play guitar. That’s seriously what I do. I’m a Leo. I’ve always been independent, and this is the lifestyle I have grown up with since I was 3.”

(We actually sort of believe the part about the guitar, since Ms. Momsen told us about her obsession with Blondie at the opening of the Annex, where other guests overheard her discussing her dreams of having a music career.)

But while the report about Ms. Momsen dancing on tables was printed in Us Weekly–and subsequently picked up everywhere else–Page Six, the sister gossip column to the magazine (both are published by the New York Post) hasn’t exactly been too kind either. It was only October when Page Six published the following: 

"Taylor Momsen might not be as innocent as her character on "Gossip Girl," our sources say. A witness saw the 15-year-old actress last week at the South Street Seaport. "It was like 11 at night," our spy said. "Taylor was wearing very dark eye makeup and chain-smoking with a really sketchy-looking guy. She was a little suspicious, asking people where the bathroom was. It kind of looked like she and the guy wanted to go in together."

Taylor Momsen Excoriates Press for Calling Her a Wild Child