Momsen: ‘I want to be like Cobain, not Love’

The 16-year-old actress, who fronts rock group The Pretty Reckless, is often likened to the Hole rocker in her heyday, and her Gossip Girl co-star Chace Crawford recently said, “She’s very Courtney Love actually”.

But Momsen is adamant she would rather be compared to late Nirvana frontman Cobain, because she is a fan of his work.

She tells, “I don’t wanna be Courtney Love – I wanna be Kurt Cobain. He’s brilliant and his songs are genius. The Hole records are great. Everyone always compares me to Courtney Love because they think we, like, dress the same and we both have blonde hair, wear lipstick and dresses. But I’m sorry, don’t a lot of girls dress like that? I look at Nirvana. I don’t look at Hole.”