Penn Badgley has defended the behaviour of his Gossip Girl co-star Taylor Momsen.
Taylor, 17, is getting a bit of a reputation for saying outrageous things (like joking that she f*cked a priest), slagging off fellow celebs (Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus) and setting fire to things (like her dog’s testicles – after they were removed, obviously) but her on-screen brother Penn insists she is just behaving like a typical teenager.
“First of all, it’s not true [that Taylor doesn’t hang out with the rest of the cast],” the 23-year-old told HollywoodLife.com.
“[My girlfriend Blake Lively] and I saw her the night she did Letterman, and we hung out with her in her hotel room. It was a very calm night – she wasn’t crazy partying or anything like that.”
“Taylor’s a teenager, and teenagers go through what they’re going to go through,” he added.
“It just so happens that she’s in the eye of the press, and I think that’s unfortunate, because everyone should be allowed to make their mistakes. I think it’s like, she’s 17. Give her time. She’s a really sweet girl, very smart, very talented. She’s just growing up.”