Lena Dunham says taking a break after ‘Girls’ was “necessary to survive”

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“There were times when I couldn’t hear my voice”

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Lena Dunham Reveals Why She Took a Break After the Final Season of? girlsDescribing it as “essential for survival”.

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After the sixth season premiere in 2017, the actor and writer faced criticism for defending girls Executive producer Murray Miller on rape allegations by actor Aurora Perrineau. Dunham later withdrew his statement and apologized.

In 2018, Dunham entered rehab for addiction to benzodiazepines, specifically Klonopin. That same year, she underwent a hysterectomy to relieve the pain of endometriosis, broke up with longtime boyfriend Jack Antonoff, and ended her creative partnership with him. girls Co-showrunner Jenny Conner.


talking to Guardian About the following withdrawal from public life girlsDunham said: “Although I have a loud voice, I am really the kind of person who feels most comfortable alone in a world of ideas and books.

Lena Dunham in ‘Girls’ Credits: Alamy

“I had an instinct that it was necessary to take some time off to survive—there were times when I wasn’t hearing my voice.”

Dunham described the public reaction to her naked body in the series as “a shock in itself”, adding: “I always thought there was something crude or superficial about caring about how people reacted to me. So I worked really hard in my twenties to act like I didn’t care.

“I thought I could get all this input about what an awesome cow I was and also maintain the feeling that I’m essentially, you know, cutie?”

She continued: “I wasn’t struck with signs that I wasn’t ‘correctly formed’ until the public actually told me. I thought I could keep those two things separate. All that reaction contributed to the creation of myself. And I ceased to be the person I loved.”


Dunham’s latest project is Katherine is called Birdieis a medieval comedy film starring Bella Ramsey, Andrew Scott, Billy Piper and Joe Alwyn.

This is his second film this year, following sharp stickA comedy film starring Christine Froseth and Jon Bernthal, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

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