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Taylor Momsen Announces Retirement From Acting

August 16, 2011 (5:47 pm) GMT
The 18-year-old who has been in front of the camera since she was a toddler said that she is going to shift her focus entirely on music.
Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless

has ditched the Jenny Humphries days completely. The former "" star has confirmed that she will not return to the acting world, saying she would rather spend her time focusing on her music career with .

"I quit acting. I quit 'Gossip Girl' and now tour and am in a band," the 18-year-old told Elle magazine's website. "That's pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully, I'll be able to only do that for the rest of my life." Speaking of her music, she said that writing one "is a very tortuous process, but, you know, I would say one of the most rewarding at the end."

Momsen took an indefinite hiatus from the CW series in November last year and six months later it was confirmed that she was not returning after all. In April she told Us Weekly, "[Music] is all I ever wanted to do with my life. I wanted to make records and tour, so it's very exciting that our first record is coming out and people can actually hear it."

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