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Lena Dunham to 'Elle': Being a Celebrity Was 'Always Going to Make Me Feel Gross'

Lena Dunham to 'Elle': Being a Celebrity Was 'Always Going to Make Me Feel Gross'

Lena Dunham rocks her dyed hair on the cover of Elle magazine’s Women in TV February 2015 issue, on newsstands January 13.

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.

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Credit: Paola Kudacki for Elle
Posted to: Lena Dunham, Magazine

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  • Dude

    Lena is two years shy of thirty. The voice of a generation thing isn’t going to last forever. If she wants to stick around she needs to think beyond Girls (and beyond turning her diary entries into entertainment).

  • dalovelee

    Do any of these starts ever ever stop complaining about being a celebrity. Seriously if it is such a problem for them walk away. Work in an office, never attend another red carpet or made up to look like a Crewella for Elle again. She can still be involved with issues that raise awareness to her causes..but really why does every celebrity star whine about “being a celebrity”?

  • Dude

    I think she loves being a celebrity. She’s undoubtably intelligent but feels short-strawed due to her looks/weight. Becoming a celebrity is validation for her. She’s got it in her mind she is the special-est of snowflakes. Fame just cements that for her.

  • Arrow 12

    She is one NASTY chic.. YUCK

  • Drew Flanagan

    More gross than molesting your 7 year old sister?

  • Living in a box

    Someone need tell this girl straight in her face, she’s not funny.

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