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Lena Dunham Details The Symptoms She Had While Affected With Coronavirus

Lena Dunham has revealed on her Instagram that she had COVID-19 coronavirus back in March.

The 34-year-old entertainer wrote to her fans on the platform about her experience with the virus.

“The fact is, the Coronavirus kills people. We know that. But it will also alter the bodies and lived experiences of so many who are infected, in ways they could never have predicted,” she wrote in her lengthy post, alongside a selfie with her wearing a mask.

Lena went on, sharing all the symptoms she had experienced through it all, citing she had “achy joints”, among other things.

While she was already used to dealing with chronic pain, she “didn’t freak out.”

“But the pain was soon joined by an impossible, crushing fatigue. Then, a fever of 102. Suddenly my body simply…revolted,” Lena shared, saying that she also had difficulty breathing and pounding headaches, numbness, difficulty sleeping and and a loss of taste and smell.

“This went on for 21 days, days that blended into each other like a rave gone wrong,” Lena wrote. “I was lucky enough to have a doctor who could offer me regular guidance on how to care for myself and I never had to be hospitalized.”

You can read her full post on her coronavirus experience below.

If you missed it, this other big name actor also revealed that he had coronavirus too.

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Lena Dunham Speaks Out After People Call Out Her Privilege in Hollywood

Lena Dunham had a pretty easy time launching her career in Hollywood and she totally recognizes that fact.

The 34-year-old actress noticed she was trending on Twitter this weekend after BIPOC filmmakers and actors were retweeting one of her quotes and sharing their own experiences in the industry.

The tweet was from The Hollywood Reporter and read, “.@LenaDunham was 23 when she sold #Girls to HBO with a page-and-a-half-long pitch, without a character nor a plot.”

People called out Lena for having an easy time making it big in Hollywood while BIPOC artists are often overlooked or not paid equally for their work.

Lena noticed all the tweets and said, “Whenever I find out I’m trending, I have to immediately check if I’m alive! Then, I try and see if there’s a constructive dialogue to have on Twitter. Often there isn’t, but today there really WAS. It actually wasn’t a dialogue – it was just me agreeing that the Hollywood system is rigged in favor of white people and that my career took off at a young age with relative ease, ease I wasn’t able to recognize because I also didn’t know what privilege was. The past ten years have been a series of lessons. The lesson now? Sit down. Shut up, unless it’s to advocate for change for Black people. Listen. Make art in private for awhile- no one needs your book right now lady. Give reparations widely. Defund the police. Rinse & repeat.”

Lena recently opened up about the interesting project she has been working on during quarantine.

Lena Dunham Finally Addresses That Awkward Brad Pitt Kissing Photo

Lena Dunham is finally addressing those photos of her and Brad Pitt that went viral last year.

In the photos, it appears as if Lena is planting a kiss on Brad, who did not reciprocate, while they were at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in August of 2019 in London.

“I don’t know if you remember there was a sort of awkward photo taken of the two of us,” Lena said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live!. “Well, the way the internet read it was I had somehow physically accosted him causing him a great deal of stress…I would never force a kiss on Brad Pitt. I respect him far too much as an artist and a friend. Later that night because he knew I felt nervous, he took me into a room and we secretly ate pizza and I told him I like his ring and he gave it to me.”

She added, “And I wear it and every time I wear it, something amazing happens.”

“He’s a truly kind person who can read the room,” Lena also said about Brad. “And I was super nervous because I was around so many idols of mine and he made me feel pretty cool.”

Find out what Lena has been up to in quarantine.

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Lena Dunham is Writing An Interactive Romance Novel During Quarantine

Lena Dunham has opened up about her plans during quarantine and revealed that she’s actually writing a romance novel.

But, not just any romance novel – an interactive one.

“I know it can get a little stir-crazy, and I think the best way to keep community is through shared storytelling,” Lena, 33, shared in an Instagram post.

The serialized novel will be called “Verified Strangers” and follows Ally, a frustrated singleton who navigates the dating scene in Los Angeles. A new chapter is expected to debut on Vogue every Tuesday and Friday.

“A romance novel is the pulpiest and most distracting fun you can have and a medium I’ve long wanted to work in (probably since I stole ‘Forever’ by Judy Blume out of my babysitter’s backpack; it’s not Danielle Steele, but it was the sexiest thing I’d ever read.),” Lena told the magazine.

She added, “So let’s create one together. I’ll write, but you’ll be able to vote and your vote counts. Together let’s try and urge Ally toward the right lover — and connect to each other in the process.”

Check out all the details below!

Lena Dunham Opens Up About Hair Growth After It Was Falling Out From Autoimmune Disease

Lena Dunham is celebrating her hair, and the deeper meaning behind her hair’s growth.

The Girls alum posted an update on social media on Sunday (February 23).

“2 and a half years ago, I shaved my head. Not in a fun sassy way but in a ‘my hair is falling out from my autoimmune disease, better rush to the nearest barber shop and pay them 7 bucks to do this’ way,” she wrote.

“Let me just say, bald is f–king beautiful, and it’s a full myth that ladies are meant to have luscious hair…but my hair growing has been a living metaphor these last few years – all I did was leave it alone and something I had lost all of came back to be. I’ll carry that knowledge forward and then, you know what? I’ll probably shave my head again. Just for fun, this time.”

If you didn’t know, Lena has been very candid about her illness over the past few years – including when she spoke out about why she was spotted walking with a cane.

Lena Dunham Makes London Fashion Week Debut For 16Arlington

Lena Dunham hits the runway in a chic short dress for the 16Arlington show during 2020 London Fashion Week on Friday (February 14) in London, England.

The 33-year-old entertainer was just one of the women who are “doing something positive in the world”.

Designer Marco Capaldo shared that “for us it’s about working with women who really inspire us on a daily basis, and what sets these girls apart is that they’re all doing something positive in the world and changing it for the better” with Evening Standard.

He also added that Lena was one of the people they wanted to be in the show.

“[She's] really passionate about fashion but has fun with it – and that’s how we feel about it too. We always knew that once we were confirmed for the show schedule that she’d be the person we’d ask, and when we did she was so excited.”

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Lena Dunham Says Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars 2020 Speech Made Her Vegan

Joaquin Phoenix made an impassioned acceptance speech at the 2020 Oscars last night where he spoke about a wide range of topics including veganism, social justice, and more.

In his speech, Joaquin said, “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth, we steal her baby. Even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. And I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something to give something up but human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and ingenious, and I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop, and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and to the environment.”

Lena Dunham took to Twitter after watching Joaquin‘s speech and tweeted, “Welp, it finally happened- I do believe Joaquin Phoenix made me vegan.”

Find out which celebs used to be vegan and actually quit for a variety of reasons.