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Taylor Momsen Opens Up About Her School Days as the ‘Grinch Girl’ and Coping with Relentless Teasing

Taylor Momsen Was 'Relentlessly' Teased As 'Grinch Girl' At School

Taylor Momsen, who gained early fame as Cindy Lou Who in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with Jim Carrey, recently discussed her school days on the podcast “Podcrushed,” hosted by her former “Gossip Girl” co-star, Penn Badgley. She shared the difficulties she faced in school because of her role in the holiday film, where she was humorously nicknamed the ‘Grinch Girl.’

Taylor Momsen’s Grinch-Infused School Experience

Momsen revealed that her role in “The Grinch” changed her life but also led to relentless teasing at school.


“Every time I would start a new school or go somewhere else, I don’t even think the kids knew my name. I was just Grinch Girl. Not even the character name [Cindy Lou Who], just Grinch Girl. I got used to it, but it was alienating.”

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Taylor Momsen Reflects on ‘The Grinch’: Timeless Sweetness and Joy

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Reflecting on her role in “The Grinch” in 2020, frontwoman of The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen, explained why the film continues to resonate with audiences. She highlighted the sweetness, heartwarming nature, and the positive message at the core of the story.

Momsen noted that the film’s ability to touch hearts regardless of age is remarkable and that its annual return is something to look forward to, bringing happiness and joy to viewers.