‘Girls’ Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet Dish On The HBO Show


“Girls” stars Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet gave their “exit interview” over the show’s last season to Glamour Magazine. “Girls” will start its sixth and final season on HBO on February 12. When it ends the hot comedy will have aired 62 episodes.

Glamour brought together Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Allison William and “Girl’s co-showrunner Jenni Konne for the interview. Well actually Konne interviewed the actresses.

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Zosia Mamet said that the most satisfying thing for her on the show was getting to play a character who was the polar opposite of who she really is and the most disappointing is how she now must say goodbye to the character. She said, “I
came to know this human that I created. And love her. And now I miss her.”

For Lena Dunham the most satisfying thing was learning how to collaborate with a cast of actors. “When I went into the job, I had fear about letting other people into my process, ” she said. “Or building my relationships with Allison and Zosia, and learning to listen when they had a note and not become defensive. Or the hardest, learning to listen to Jemima, because I always felt like she was, like, six steps from murdering me and I had to protect myself. But all of that helped me learn the satisfying thing of opening up and understanding that other people’s concepts of their characters, their ideas, are just as valuable as mine.”

Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let's get something straight: I didn't hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it. When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of "isn't she brave? Isn't it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?" Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments. Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn't matter- my body isn't fair game. No one's is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there's a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful. Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends. Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today ❤️ Love you all.

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Lena Dunham also posted the above picture on Instagram with the extended comment about the pain that she suffered through while growing up due to her body type.

Zosia Mamet is the daughter of famed playwright and film director David Mamet. She is an actress, musician and fashion designer and even has her own sunglasses collection called “Miss Z.” Mamet played Shoshanna Shapiro on “Girls” and can be seen in the new crime thriller “Under the Silver Lake” later this year.

Lena Dunham played Hannah Horvath on “Girls” which she also created, wrote, produced and directed. She won a Golden Globe for acting in the show and has been nominated for eight Emmy awards.

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