Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Lena Dunham talks Hillary Clinton on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Posted on

Michael Rozman/Warner Bros

Lena Dunham’s interview with Hillary Clinton for her new newsletter with Jenni Konner, Lenny Letter, was a long time coming: The Girls writer and star went on The Ellen Show and revealed that she’s been a fan of Clinton’s since elementary school.

“That was a big deal for me because I actually wrote my first-ever term paper on her in first grade,” Dunham told Ellen DeGeneres before going on to praise Clinton for being “so open and lovely” during their interview.

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.

“She really let us know sort of what it was like for her to be not just this huge political figure who we all know as larger than life and iconic, but to be sort of a confused women in her 20s and what that felt like,” Dunham said. “And she was DTH. Down to hang.”

Watch the full clip below, and read more about Dunham’s interview with Clinton here.