During a photo-shoot interview for Glamour, HBO’s Girls creator and star Lena Dunham indicated she may not want to continue acting anymore in the near future, seemingly satisfying the demands of the so-called “Real America” that dismisses her for being all naked, hipster, and whatnot.
“I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore,” she told the magazine. “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.”
Even if Dunham stopped acting in film/television, it’s obvious she’d continue writing and directing. Her screenplay and vision for 2010 short film Tiny Furniture was what made her an indie superstar in the first place. But as the A.V. Club points out, it’s probably best to take these three sentences with a grain of salt, seeing as it is one snippet from a fashion mag:
The quote could also be an indication that Dunham wonders about the future of her career like every working stiff on earth, and she just happened to wonder aloud to a Glamour interviewer. Elsewhere in the feature, Dunham notes her love of ChapStick, so this wasn’t necessarily the deepest, most soul-searching chat.
You can read the full interview and photo-set here.
And re-live one of the better sketches from her turn hosting SNL below:
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