Most of America has fallen in love with comedienne Lena Dunham, the sarcastic and talented writer behind the hit HBO series Girls. She’s shown girls that you don’t have to be stick thin to make it in show business, or pretend to love wearing heels. I can never forget her taking off those Brian Atwood ‘Maniac’ pumps during her acceptance speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. She knows how to take risks that definitely pay off. Lena is the cover girl for the latest issue of V Magazine and an editorial shot by photographer Terry Richardson.
The entertainingly adorable editorial shows off Lena’s less serious side. The accompanying story is funny, insightful and inspiring. Excerpt below.
On wearing everything designers send her:
I cannot get over it. And they actually send them in my size. No one’s being an asshole and sending them to me in a 4. They’re sending me clothes, they fit, and what people should know is that I always wear them. Somehow even if I wouldn’t have bought it, the fact that it was free and my grandma’s depression-era mentality make me think it is the most beautiful thing I ever owned, and I wear it for several days straight.
On loving Taylor Swift:
I sent her a message. I was like, ‘I just want to let you know that your albums have gotten me through a lot of very hard times.’ When I tweeted that her new album was amazing, every one of my Twitter followers was like, ‘I so hope that you’re joking.’ But I have no interest in liking anything ironically. If I wanted to be ironic, I’d grow a mustache.
On her love of cake and fitness:
Meeting actresses who such a big part of their job is about what they look like, I feel so lucky to be freed from that prison. I ate cake for breakfast on the day of the Emmys, I ate cake for dinner, my workout didn’t require Spanx, and I still feel like I looked better than people expected me to. It was amazing. I could feel the envy of every woman in the Sunset Tower.