When Taylor Momsen gave up acting for a life of rock and roll with The Pretty Reckless, the singer indicated no interest in ever returning to Hollywood. But, these days, the musician has seemingly softened her stance on the subject. In a recent interview, Momsen even suggested she could act again.
It was 2012 when Momsen exited Gossip Girl, her portrayal in the series’ finale revisiting the character (Jenny Humphrey) she inhabited on the teen drama from 2007 to 2010. The year she initially left the show is also the same year The Pretty Reckless emerged with their debut album, Light Me Up.
Since that time, Momsen’s music career has taken precedence. (After all, The Pretty Reckless will release their fourth album later this year.) But when talking to Rock 102.1 KFMA last week (June 1), the rocker had a surprising answer when asked if she could ever see herself returning to the screen.
Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post. The exchange in question occurs at about 3:20 in the clip.
“Rock and roll is forever a mainstay,” Momsen said. “I will never not play rock and roll music. I’m gonna be playing rock and roll music till I’m dead. For a long time, I said I’d never act again, but I’ve gotten older now, and who knows? It’s not something I’m actively pursuing in any way but never say never, I guess.”
As for the differences between acting and making music, Momsen offered a logical overview of each’s level of creative fulfillment. And it’s clear that her main interest remains in rocking out rather than smiling for the camera.
“It’s just so different,” Momsen said. “It’s so my vision, music. From the music to the visuals to the live shows to everything. I’m in charge of all of it. Really getting to see that through, it really feeds my creative soul, whereas acting, it was much more of a job for me — kind of show up, do the job, go home.”
Last month, The Pretty Reckless released “Death by Rock and Roll,” the band’s first new single since those issued from 2016’s Who You Selling For album. The group’s upcoming effort, also called Death by Rock and Roll, is expected to be along shortly, although a release date has yet to be revealed.
The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen Talks to Rock 102.1 KFMA – June 1, 2020
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