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Lena Dunham: Fitness isn’t anti-feminist!

Lena Dunham denies she’s put herself on a “crazy diet”.

The 28-year-old Girls star announced during an interview on David Letterman’s late-night talk show last week she is committed to getting in shape.

Following in Jane Fonda’s footsteps, when the actress emphasised feminism and fitness can go hand-in-hand after releasing her famous workout videos 30 years ago, Lena denies her enthusiasm for exercise detracts from her passion for women’s rights.

"I don't think anyone's gonna be like, 'You look so good it's ruined my life,'" she told People magazine. "There's nothing anti-feminist about being healthy."

Lena wants a svelte physique so she can enjoy life in her Golden Years.

But the star isn’t restricting the things she eats in an extreme way.

"I'm just exercising to be a person who will live past 50," she noted. "I'm not like on a crazy diet."

During her interview with Letterman, Lena admitted she got inspired to get fit by her parents.

Her father, Carroll Dunham, and mother, Laurie Simmons, are both in tip-top shape at 65.

“Part of the reason I wanted to do it was I was losing my breath when I walked up [a] stair,” she laughed to the talk show host. “And also, both my parents, who are 65, they’re both really exercise fiends. They look really hot, and I was just starting to feel like I was really dragging behind, and I was like, ‘You’re more than twice my age and I look like a bag of trash next to you.'”

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