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MAKEUP KATHY JEUNG USING LANCÔME (MAGNET L.A.)  HAIR ADIR ABERGEL FOR FRÉDÉRIC FEKKAI (MAGNET L.A.)  CASTING STARWORKS  PHOTO ASSISTANT PAYAM  STYLISR ASSISTANT GRACE KAPIN  MAKEUP ASSISTANTS MICHELLE MUNGCAL AND JHIZET PANOSIAN  HAIR ASSISTANT AVIVA PEREA  LOCATION SMASHBOX STUDIOS L.A.  PRODUCTION DEBORAH SUDAK (MANAGEMENT ARTISTS) ON-SITE PRODUCTION GLENN MARKUNAS  DIGITAL CAPTURE SPLASHLIGHT L.A.  SPECIAL THANKS GREG KRELENSTEIN/STARWORKS

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TAYLOR MOMSEN

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TEXT MARK JACOBS



‘’I had to eat so much Shake ‘n’ Bake it was disgusting,’’ says Taylor Momsen about her first acting job, a flavored chicken-coating commercial, when she was 3 years old. The Gossip Girl star, who plays young, impressionable, budding social queen and fashion designer Jenny Humphrey from Brooklyn, got an even bigger break when she was cast as Cindy Lou Who in the swirling, big-budget How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in which she tames a rambunctious Jim Carrey costumed in green prosthetics and fur. After several more family films, Momsen transitioned to more mature material in Gus Van Sant’s moody skateboarding indie Paranoid Park. ‘’Gus is so talented. He’s really introverted and quiet, but a quiet genius. He could connect with you without saying much. And he can really relate to teenagers on a different level than most adults,’’ says the 15-year-old actress. ‘’That was totally one of my favorite, favorite film experiences.’’ Momsen wore all of her own clothes and did her own hair and makeup for the movie, which was a very different experience from Gossip Girl, which piles on the fashion like frosting. ‘’My favorite outfit? Oh my God, you’re going to make me pick? It’s probably the Cinderella dress from the masquerade ball,’’ she finally admits. ‘’That was really fun, except it was really tight and poufy and I couldn’t sit down and I had to wear it for three days.’’ Filming the show on location in New York City has become a strange ritual that’s more like live public theater than television production. ‘’It’s so crazy. We film on the steps of the Met a lot, and every time there are hundreds of people watching,’’ she says. ‘’You turn around, and there are people lining the steps, boxing you in!’’ Momsen also sings and writes music. ‘’I guess you would classify it as alternative rock/pop. I’m still discovering my sound,’’ she says. ‘’My favorite artist are Garbage, Blondie, the Beatles, Paramore, and Britney Spears. She inspired me to want to do music, and I still love her!

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MAKEUP KATHY JEUNG USING LANCÔME (MAGNET L.A.)  HAIR ADIR ABERGEL FOR FRÉDÉRIC FEKKAI (MAGNET L.A.)  CASTING STARWORKS  PHOTO ASSISTANT PAYAM  STYLISR ASSISTANT GRACE KAPIN  MAKEUP ASSISTANTS MICHELLE MUNGCAL AND JHIZET PANOSIAN  HAIR ASSISTANT AVIVA PEREA  LOCATION SMASHBOX STUDIOS L.A.  PRODUCTION DEBORAH SUDAK (MANAGEMENT ARTISTS) ON-SITE PRODUCTION GLENN MARKUNAS  DIGITAL CAPTURE SPLASHLIGHT L.A.  SPECIAL THANKS GREG KRELENSTEIN/STARWORKS

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