Lena Dunham Strips Down for Harper's Bazaar Cover Feature
Here’s what the 29-year-old Girls star had to share with the mag:
On if she’s cool: “Cool is when you do whatever the f**k you want. I don’t feel cool now, and I certainly don’t feel cool when I go to industry events. If I do feel cool, I see a picture of myself later and I’m like, ‘That was a disaster.’ What I do feel is a freedom from certain kinds of pressures. Now I don’t give a sh-t if you know my jacket is from Ann Taylor.”
On turning 30 next year: “I’m so excited about turning 30. I’m psyched about it because I think that being in your 20’s – especially as a woman – there’s an inherent tension. Ageism exists in all direction, but it isn’t the sweet spot for being taken seriously in the workplace. I’ve been really lucky. I got to do a lot of things before I was 30 that most people don’t.”
On having been the internet’s whipping girl: “I’ve been put to bed for weeks from reading things about myself on sites that used to be considered feminist gospel. I love the Internet because it helped me discover everything that matters to me. But I also hate the internet because every piece of true pain I’ve experienced as an adult – with the exception of death in the family and breakups – has come from it.”
For more from Lena, visit HarpersBazaar.com.