Lena Dunham: Fame can be futile
Lena Dunham always uses her fame in a "productive" and "healthy" way.
The 28-year-old has become an international star thanks to her hit TV show Girls, which she writes, produces and stars in. She is admired by many for her ability to speak her mind freely and insists she wouldn't have it any other way in the limelight.
“I realised early on that I was not going to be able to have a comfortable relationship with celebrity if I didn’t feel like I was using it to talk about things that were important to me," she explained to US magazine Elle. "It was always going to make me feel gross, for lack of a better word."
Lena stuns in the photoshoot accompanying her interview with the glossy publication. On the cover her short blonde tresses have been messed up and thick black eyeliner frames her peepers as she rests a thoughtful hand on her chin.
The most important thing for the star is to use her status for the good of other people, not just to benefit herself.
"I was like, ‘Oh, this attention is something I’m going to figure out how to use in a way that feels productive, healthy, and smart. And not just like as an excuse to collect handbags.’ Although,” she paused, “I love handbags.”
Also under Lena's belt is her book Not That Kind of Girl, which documents her upbringing and offers life tips. It has come under fire since its release and while many may look at an upcoming episode of Girls, in which Lena's character Hannah responds to her critics, as reflective of her life, the actress insists that isn't the case.
"What’s so psychopathic is that we wrote [that episode] before my book came out!" Lena told Entertainment Tonight.
"So, literally, we're psychics and we should have a hotline."
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