Lena Dunham talks leaving acting -- maybe -- in 'Glamour'
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Lena Dunham is everywhere. She hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, she’s working on a series of Archie Comics, she was on the much-talked about cover of Vogue last month — and now, she’s gracing the cover of the latest Glamour. In the accompanying story, Dunham chats about her boyfriend (fun.’s Jack Antonoff), how she chose the cast of Girls, and her future as an actress. Check out some highlights from the story below:
Boyfriend Jack Antonoff has been supportive from the start
“I remember talking with him on our first date and him being like, ‘God, all the articles about your nudity on the show are such bulls—.’ It’s funny, ’cause in some ways that’s the conversation we still have when I’m upset [about stuff I read].”
Girls’ lookis inspired by her parents’ old photos
“I’ve always been incredibly attracted to pictures of my parents in the 1970s. That aged photograph palette seems to give an importance to their twenties. So I was like, I’d like to make something that shows my twenties through that beautiful soft-focus lens.”
Dunham didn’t want the show’s characters to look like TV stars
“I wasn’t like, ‘I want us all to be chubby with acne!’ I wanted us to be beautiful — but the way you have friends who are beautiful and you go, ‘My friend Meredith just has the most amazing face.’ You’re not marveling at her like a movie star, but you’ve fallen in love with her face.”
“When you first see Adam [Driver], you have this sense of he’s your own private secret, and I felt that would be a big part of Hannah’s attraction to him. Like, no one else is going to want this person but me … and of course that’s not true … I wrote it like, ‘Oh, he’ll be like Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights, and I’ll just give myself the hottest boyfriend on TV.’ And I did. But in a different way than I thought.”
She may not be an actress for much longer
“I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore. I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts.”
This issue of Glamour hits newsstands March 18. Read the entire story preview here.