The drama about Gossip Girl wasn’t limited to the series’ fictional characters. Apparently a lot happened behind the scenes, but Tim Gunn, famous for his work on Project Runway, had bad things to say about just one actor. Gunn, who was a guest on the show for an episode, was unfazed by one of the show’s youngest actors.
Tim Gunn said Taylor Momsen was “pathetic”
Gunn’s guest appearance on Gossip Girl left some pretty intense impressions of the cast. Gunn sat down for an interview with E! During the interview, Gunn broached the subject of Gossip Girl and held nothing back. The Project Runway star happily spoke about the actors he met on the set. Although he had good things to say about Penn Badgley, he was far from impressed with Taylor Momsen.
Gunn noticed that Momsen, who was then 17, couldn’t remember her lines and spent more time on her phone than she did at work. He told the publication that he found the situation incredible and that Momsen upset the entire cast. He said, “She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines and she didn’t even have that many. I thought, ‘Why are we all being held hostage by this brat?”
Momsen’s role in Gossip Girl was curtailed shortly after Gunn’s comments
Gunn’s assessment may have been a bit harsh, considering he was talking about a teenager, but apparently the production team felt the same way. Momsen’s role was severely reduced after Gunn appeared on the series. In 2010 it was reported that Momsen would be taking a break from the show. She only appeared in another episode until the series finale.
According to Deadline, initial reports indicated that a creative decision had been made to remove Momsen’s character from the show. However, insiders claim the decision was made because of Momsen’s behavior on set. Momsen has not appeared in an acting role since then.
Taylor Momsen was only 13 when she was cast on the series
Momsen’s time at Gossip Girl was clearly a defining moment in her career. She was only 13 when she was cast for Dan Humphrey’s sister Jenny, and she basically grew up on the set. At some point along the way, Momsen became interested in music, and it has reportedly been her main focus since leaving Gossip Girl.
Momsen has not raised an acting credit since her last appearance on Gossip Girl, and her band The Pretty Reckless has not released an album since 2016. However, the band is currently working on their fourth studio album. Momsen is the singer of the rock band.