Taylor Momsen: “I Get Such a Rap for Being Like Lindsay Lohan”

1262184531_momsen seventeen 290

Although 16 year-old Taylor Momsen's edgy, beyond-her-years look makes some onlookers uneasy, the Gossip Girl actress resents any comparisons to another former child star. "I get such a bad rap for being like Lindsay Lohan," Momsen says in the February issue of Seventeen magazine.

They wore what?! See the year's worst-dressed celebs

Read article

Momsen then qualifies her Lohan diss, saying, "I hate naming names because she's really sweet — and I'm really not. I don't go out. I have no desire to be some tabloid party girl. I'm entirely a loner. I have been my entire life."

See how Lindsay Lohan's face has changed over the years

Read article

But the actress, who made her big Hollywood debut in 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, does embrace her reputation as an "angsty" teen. "I'll be angsty until I'm 80 years old," she quips. "I think that keeps things fresh. But I always think angst is such a derogatory word toward teenagers. It just means you're figuring s*** out."

Check out how Taylor looked back in 2000!

Read article

Like Lohan, Momsen has music aspirations, and fronts the punk-rock band The Pretty Reckless. She complains that "people don't really take me seriously" because of her age. But she's a little different than other 16 year-olds, she insists.

See Taylor and her Gossip Girl pals in shots from season three

Read article

"[People] think most 16-year-olds don't know what they want to do. But I actually really do, because I've been thinking about [music] since I was 2."

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!