Taylor Momsen wore her signature heavy eyeliner on the September cover of Teen Vogue. We're used to seeing Taylor as Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl but have also gotten a peek at her rock-n-roll side performing with her band The Pretty Reckless this Summer. Taylor talks about dating boys her age and how she almost became Hannah Montana. Here's more:
On being mature for her age: "I live a very adult life: I have two different careers; I'm on tour. What am I going to do, hang out with the high school kids? I just can't relate to what they talk about—it seems so petty ... My parents know that I'm not going to date someone who's sixteen. Boys are so much less mature than girls as it is; there's just no way— I would eat a boy my age alive."
On her rock-n-roll look and sound: "I had long, pretty hair, and it didn't fit me. I'm pretty, but I'm not, like, a "pretty girl." So I pulled up a bunch of photos of Joan Jett and said, "Do that to my hair." There was a distinct change in my wardrobe, too, and I know people were a little, um, taken aback. But it wasn't me that changed—it was just that I decided to start being myself. Now I do my own makeup, my own hair, and dress myself, and it feels better ... I would never want to do something in music that isn't representing me—I'd feel like I was faking myself. I wanted to have it all done so I could say, "Here's who I am, either you like it or you don't."
On whether she's relieved she didn't get chosen for Hannah Montana after being a finalist: "I think it's a great opportunity for Miley, but yeah, I guess I am relieved. If I had gotten the part, it would be a very different show. It wouldn't have worked for me. I push back."
story and pictures courtesy by teen vogue