Taylor Momsen, known as Jenny Humphrey from "Gossip Girl," reunites with Penn Badgley on the "Podcrushed" podcast.
Momsen, just 12 when she started "Gossip Girl," reflects on her initial reluctance to leave her middle school friends for the show.
During the show, Momsen leaned into music, finding solace in songwriting and self-expression.
Momsen, the youngest cast member, opens up about not fitting in with the older actors and the isolation she felt.
Taylor Momsen formed the rock band, The Pretty Reckless, which remains active to this day.
Momsen realized she wanted to pursue music over acting, leading to a transformative decision in her life.
The "Gossip Girl" team helped Momsen follow her dream by allowing her to be written out of the show to focus on music.
Taylor Momsen left the show in Season 4 but returned for the series finale, "New York, I Love You XOXO."
Taylor Momsen shares her struggle with depression and substance abuse after the deaths of Chris Cornell and her best friend, Kato Khandwala.
Taylor Momsen reflects on how she turned tragedy into her strength, honoring her friend's legacy through music and determination.