Lena Dunham’s show, Girls, has left this mortal toil, however, Lena Dunham is still around. Currently, Lena has a new show titled, Camping, and she spoke about it in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
In her new production, the actress explained, the character she plays is actually a lot more private than she is. According to Lena, she learned a lot from watching her character on screen, adding that there is something “about this fame thing that’s less about proving something.”
Dunham explained that she has the tendency to try and convince everyone that she’s not quite as bad as everyone thinks she is. However, she’s learning to understand that the only thing that matters is the opinion of herself.
Lena stated that she portrays herself as if she’s saying: “Guys, I’m really not as bad as everyone thinks I am!”
According to Dunham, the way in which she acts out characters on screen is her way of dealing with things, and in some way, she doesn’t really know what to think about it until she sees it before her eyes.
Regarding her ability to write middle-aged characters, Dunham admits that it wasn’t really that hard at all. Dunham said that she had inadvertently become the “face of millennial ennui,” and she doesn’t feel “middle-aged.”
In the TV show, Lena’s character, Kathryn, obsesses over her body image as well as her menopause, so that was easy for her to write about because, at the time, she was struggling with health problems, eventually undergoing a hysterectomy.
As fans of Lena know, she tends to become the subject of scorn on social media, despite being immensely talented, both as an actress, as well as a writer.
Previously, she faced a lot of criticism for insinuating that Odell Beckham Junior was ignoring her rudely as if he was above her when they crossed paths one day. However, she later apologized, saying that she jumped to conclusions.