On Gossip Girl, Kelly Rutherford's character really has no idea what her stepdaughter is capable of. In the real world, Kelly is fully aware of Taylor Momsen's potential and recently came to the defense of her costar when asked about her departure from the show.
As fans have already seen, Jenny Humphrey hightailed it out of Manhattan after her daddy found out about her shady dealings. We know that this was the exit Taylor was waiting for so she could take a hiatus from the show for an undetermined amount of time.
When asked about Taylor leaving the show, Kelly showed no hostility or bitterness towards the young actress, attributing her exit to the girl's music and not her professionalism. She explains:
"Her passion has just really become her music. Taylor's out there doing her music and if you hear her music you understand why she is so passionate…I think she's young and is exploring her world and she's exploring being an artist. I think it's important to be fully expressed."
Sure, kids need some to find themselves.
Let's just hope she really is a passionate as Kelly says she is about her craft, and not the rockstar lifestyle!
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