Topic: The New York Times Magazine

If There Are Differences Between Lena Dunham And Her Character On Girls, This Interview Doesn’t Prove It

If There Are Differences Between Lena Dunham And Her Character On Girls, This Interview Doesn't Prove It

Whether you love HBO’s Girls or hate it, you have to admit that its writer, director, and star, Lena Dunham, is pretty fucking open with her life. Like, the most open ever. To the point that even though her character is named Hannah and not Lena, it can be hard to tell where Lena ends and Hannah begins. So is Lena the real-life version of Hannah? Or is Hannah a creation, sharing none of Lena’s personality traits, quirks, or experiences? Or actually — does it really matter? Regardless, you’re gonna want to read this interview. More »