Last night, Lena Dunham appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and brought a host of juicy confessions.
Dunham’s star rose to great fame this year with the release of her show Girls. In order to promote the show, Dunham stopped by Late Night but clearly had other topics of discussion on her agenda. She told Fallon that while she was in high school she was “obsessed” with him. She admitted to keeping a napkin with his signature on it, told him how nice he was to her when she ran into him at a party when she was 17 and then, shamelessly, confessed to her once-object-of-desire that she “wrote a play in which [she and him] switched bodies and then fell in love.”
Before girls, Dunham wrote, directed and starred in a film called Tiny Furniture (2010). Tiny Furniture is adored by most comedy nerds and twenty-somethings everywhere, one such comedy nerd whose attention it caught was Judd Apatow. She describes Apatow, the executive producer of Girls, as an “incredible mentor” then, in another moment of unfiltered honesty, revealed, “sometimes I feel like I express my affection to him inappropriately, like, we’ll be in the middle of a conversation and I’ll just shriek, like, ‘You’re my best friend!’”
The great thing about Dunham is that she seems incredibly genuine. Her gratitude and sense of humor come off in such a likeable way that I am thrilled to see what she will create next.
Follow her on Twitter @LenaDunham.
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