Remind us never to piss off Tim Gunn. Don’t let the silver hair and impeccable sense of style fool you, this is one Crabby Queen that’s bitcher than a Blackberry-wielding Naomi Campbell!
Gunn was less than impressed with Taylor Momsen while filming a guest spot alongside teen actress on The CW’s Gossip Girl over the summer. And in classic Tim Gunn fashion — he’s telling anyone who’ll listen! According to the Project Runway mentor, the wannabe baddie (who slammed pop star Rihanna in an interview last month) was a nightmare to work with. In fact, by day’s end, Tim was so fed up with Momsen’s on-set antics he was ready to give the petulant blonde a thorough tongue-lashing.
“What a diva!” Gunn retorted to E! News on Tuesday. “She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself ‘Why are we all being held hostage by this brat?’”
Tim’s advice to Taylor: Ditch the Blackberry.
“I’d say, ‘You know young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you?’ She was on her phone during every break, I wanted to tell her, ‘If you weren’t on your BlackBerry, you can retain this stuff,”’ Tim explains.
“….At one point the director leaned in and whispered to me, ‘this is day in, day out, my life.’ She annoyed the entire crew.”
Burn! On a more positive note, Tim calls the rest of the GG cast a “delight” to work with.
Never one to mince words, the author of Gunn’s Golden Rules… has famously slammed The Kardashians and most recently Vogue editor Anna Wintour.