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Taylor Momsen's Kurt Cobain wish

Taylor Momsen would like to be the female version of Kurt Cobain.

The Gossip Girl actress, who will release her debut album with her band, The Pretty Reckless, has been inspired by the late Nirvana frontman.

She told Entertainment Weekly: "I don't wanna be Courtney Love, I wanna be Kurt Cobain - he's brilliant and his songs are genius."

Taylor, who plays rebellious Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl, is often compared to Courtney Love.

"Everyone always compares me to Courtney Love because they think we dress the same and we both have blonde hair, wear lipstick and dresses," she said.

"But I'm sorry, don't a lot of girls dress like that? I look at Nirvana. I don't look at Hole."

The 16-year-old said music is her passion, not acting.

"I've been acting since I was two. I don't dislike it by any means, but it's a job to me," she revealed.

"It can never be as personal as music, because you're playing a character and saying someone else's words. Music is who I am."

:: Season three of Gossip Girl is currently being shown on ITV2.

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