Tim Gunn on Taylor Momsen: 'What a Diva!'

Tim Gunn on Taylor Momsen: 'What a Diva!'-photo

Sorry, Taylor Momsen; you might have a friend in Penn Badgley, but as far as Tim Gunn is concerned, you are not making it work.

The Project Runway mentor recently filmed a guest spot for Gossip Girl, and he tells E! Online that the behavior that Momsen, 17, exhibited on set worries him:

"What a diva! She was pathetic, she couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many. I thought to myself 'why are we all being held hostage by this brat?'"

Momsen's biggest transgression, as far as Gunn is concerned? Her incessant BlackBerry use, which he opines might be affecting her ability to do important actress stuff such as remembering her lines and getting along with the crew:

"I'd say, 'You know young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you?' She was on her phone during every break, I wanted to tell her, 'If you weren't on your BlackBerry, you can retain this stuff.' I learned from teaching to stick with the topic, I don't get involved in character appraisals. I'd just ask her, 'Do you want to share with me why you're always on your phone?' At one point the director leaned in and whispered to me, 'this is day in, day out, my life.' She annoyed the entire crew."

Perhaps the tart-tongued fashion guru should just be happy that Momsen busied herself with her BlackBerry on set, and not other electronic gadgets that she seems to be fond of.

What do you think? Is Momsen truly a terror to work with, or is Gunn pouring on the drama? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


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  • harley_quinn
    harley_quinn

    all this chick is an angsty little whiney emo kid trying to be goth/bad ass. all she is a pitfult wannabe.

  • mrsdestineyhope
    mrsdestineyhope

    I think sometimes being a Diva can be justified depending on who you are, what your talent is, and how long you've been in the industry. But for her being a Diva certainly isnt just. She comes off as a brat probably because she is one. No different than Miley Cyrus. Even Kelly Osbourne said this girl has a bad attitude, and given Kelly's past behavior, thats saying a lot lol Miley is NO DIVA. Every major celeb that has met her in person said that she's either FUNNY AS HELL or DOWN TO EARTH. MOMSEN-DIFFERENT STORY

  • pops
    pops

    I think sometimes being a Diva can be justified depending on who you are, what your talent is, and how long you've been in the industry. But for her being a Diva certainly isnt just. She comes off as a brat probably because she is one. No different than Miley Cyrus. Even Kelly Osbourne said this girl has a bad attitude, and given Kelly's past behavior, thats saying a lot lol why are you bringing MILEY CYRUS here??

  • Eric
    Eric

    lol even if she isnt a terror to work with Tim Gunn is not "pouring on the the drama" with those statements.

  • wtf??
    wtf??

    I think he is probably spot on in his statements. Tim appears to be a respectul, hardworking man and was probably appalled at her behavior. I like his comment that there are a lot of other girls who could basically take her spot - ones with real talent, intelligence and are beautiful. She should be grateful for the opportunity. Frankly, I don't see her as an actress at all - but she does have an interesting singing voice. Maybe she should concentrate on that and her quest to be the angst-filled teenager she wants to be. Its kind of funny because she tries so hard to be this "tough chic" girl that it actually comes across as fake and pathetic. You can't make yourself be hot or bad-ass little Grinch-girl.

  • ENG Rose
    ENG Rose

    There is no excuse for her behaviour! She is a nobody.....NO different from the rest of us meer mortals! She needs to think about what she actually has and consider whether she wants to loose everything she has achieved.....coz lets face it NOBODY is irreplaceable!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    I think sometimes being a Diva can be justified depending on who you are, what your talent is, and how long you've been in the industry. But for her being a Diva certainly isnt just. She comes off as a brat probably because she is one. No different than Miley Cyrus. Even Kelly Osbourne said this girl has a bad attitude, and given Kelly's past behavior, thats saying a lot lol

  • OMG
    OMG

    LMAO XD

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