The Onscreen Gothification of Taylor Momsen
Our dear, sweet Little J. Recently, I decided to use my spare time in the wisest way I possibly could: By re-watching the entire series of Gossip Girl, beginning to nearly-end. And for lack of a better word, it was so weird seeing Taylor Momsen looking so… normal!
Whereas most actors and actresses resist switching up their look until after their contracts are up (see: Emma Watson post-HP), Momsen seemed to somehow convince the producers of GG that her character Jenny Humphrey should evolve into a raccoon-eyed neo-goth, just like the actress did in real life. And evolve she did, right back to her estranged mother’s house in Hudson (i.e. off the cast). It’s pretty remarkable to watch, really. Cindy Lou Who, we hardly knew ye.