Lena Dunham to 'Elle': Being a Celebrity Was 'Always Going to Make Me Feel Gross'
Here’s what the 28-year-old Girls actress had to share with the mag:
On using her celeb status for good: “I realized early on that I was not going to be able to have a comfortable relationship with celebrity if I didn’t feel like I was using it to talk about things that were important to me. It was always going to make me feel gross, for lack of a better word. I was like, ‘Oh, this attention is something I’m going to figure out how to use in a way that feels productive, healthy, and smart. And not just like as an excuse to collect handbags.’ Although I love handbags.”
Elle‘s editor-in-chief Robbie Myers on Lena: “There really is nobody just like Dunham…she’s a really good actress: convincing, revealing, funny, and often heartbreaking in portraying a voice of her generation. It’s extraordinary to be able to watch a polymath at the start of what will be a life of incredible influence on the way women are understood and apportioned power, and to be with her simply as a fan and supporter of what she has and will have to say.”
FYI: Lena is wearing a Sydney Evan safety pin earring.
For more from Lena, visit Elle.com.