In an interview that accompanies a photo shoot in Glamour’s April issue, Girls creator and star Lena Dunham that she may wind down her acting career before long. “I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore,” Dunham told the magazine. “I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts.” This could be an indication that Dunham would prefer to step out of the spotlight and stay behind the camera once Girls finishes its run—after all, the cover headline for the story says that Dunham is “OVER talking about her body” [cartoonish emphasis original].
The quote could also be an indication that Dunham wonders about the future of her career like every working stiff on earth, and she just happened to wonder aloud to a Glamour interviewer. Elsewhere in the feature, Dunham notes her love of ChapStick, so this wasn’t necessarily the deepest, most soul-searching chat. In any case, Dunham’s doubts are being published at a moment when her acting talents are shining more brightly than ever: Her awkward, sexy, hilarious role-play scene in this week’s episode of Girls was her best performance yet.
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