Taylor Momsen has said she suffered “relentless” harassment after starring in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The singer and former actress, who took on the role of Cindy Lou at the age of seven in the 2000 live-action film with Jim Carrey, explained on the Podcrushed podcast how her colleagues called her the “Grinch Girl”.
“The Grinch changed my life in so many ways. One of them was that I was constantly entertained,” Momsen said. “Every time I started a new school or went somewhere else, I don’t think the kids even knew my name. It was just Grinch Girl. Not even the character’s name, just Grinch Girl. It went I’m used to it, but it was alien “.
Momsen was cast in the role of Gossip Girl when she was 12, when she had already made a group of friends at school. However, “higher powers” “convinced” her to leave her friends and move to New York for the role.
On the podcast, hosted by her former Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley, Momsen said she felt out of place with many of her co-stars because of her young age.
“I didn’t lie with you, I didn’t lie with Connor’s friends [Paolo]: I was younger than them,” she explained. “I’m the new girl. It was the Grinch girl. “I’ve always been in a strange, isolated life like this, part of my own, I suppose.”
Momsen – who played Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl – left acting to focus on her music career after the series ended in 2012.
Since 2009, she has been the leader of the group The Pretty Reckless, who released their fourth album, “Death By Rock And Roll”, in 2021.