Taylor does not get much attention from her mother and Reeser described her character's "desperate ambition" as a result of troubles in her homelife.Interviews → Autumn talks TaylorDescribed as the "preppy, double-crossing nemesis of Summer Roberts", Taylor Townsend was introduced into the show in the third season as a neurotic and annoying "goody goody"
Her mother, sports agent Veronica Townsend, is chair of the parents' committee at The Harbor School. Taylor is highly intelligent, quick-witted and over-achieving. She is thought to be multi-lingual, speaking French, Spanish and Korean in several episodes, and narrating a majority of her valedictorian speech in Latin. However, she is also desperately needy and starved of affection and is prone to becoming besotted and obsessed with any man who offers her help or affection. This is largely the result of her relationship with her mother, who is emotionally cold towards Taylor. She was initially presented as being a conniving, self-serving enemy of the core... Read More