Lena Dunham was "annoyed" to realise that her father was right when he told her "hard work pays off".
The Girls creator and TV star has enjoyed huge success over the past year.
Lena has not only received multiple Emmy nominations and bagged a multimillion dollar book deal, but has dealt with constant controversy surrounding her show.
The comedian-and-actress shared some of the things the roller coaster of the past year has taught her and the lessons she has learnt.
"Hard work pays off. I am so annoyed at my father for being right about that," Lena admitted to Vanity Fair. "Self-love and self-loathing are constant, bickering bedfellows. If utilised correctly, both keep you moving forward."
The star continued to joke about the realities of her success. Lena explained how the downside of fame and popularity is that more and more people become involved and consulted with every decision she makes in her career.
"People will always find something in your work to argue with. Get used to being humbled, shutting out the noise, second-guessing yourself, and realising that one out of six times those cretins are right," Lena continued. "Most meetings are about meetings, and if you have too many meetings about meetings you will get a very flu-ish feeling."
Finally Lena explained how Hollywood has impacted on her life over the last year. She was especially vocal about the culture in Los Angeles that dictates that women should be slim and avoid carbohydrates to maintain their figures.
"Eating the bread at most events will make your table-mates quizzical and, ultimately, very jealous," Lena finished. "Don't listen to your friends who are worried you are getting too thin. They have not been at a Women in Film luncheon with you recently."
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