Rumors and a fragment of interviews lead multiple online sources to imply that Lena Dunham, star and creator of the hit series ‘Girls,’ was considering giving up on acting after Girls ran its course on HBO.
Dunham took to E! news earlier this week and gave an easy to understand answer to the rumors saying, ““no”. Dunham was asked flat-out about her acting career and the possibility of quitting acting last Thursday night at the Television Academy’s “An Evening with Girls” panel hosted by HBO.
Where did all of this come from? It started when Glamour magazine quoted Duham saying, “I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore.” That was enough to start headlines that Dunham could end her acting career altogether.
Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Andrew Rannells and producer Ilene S. Landres attended the panel at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Moderating the panel was Dave Karger, chief correspondent for Fandango, with an introduction by HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, who is also a Television Academy executive committee member.
This will hopefully put to bed the idea that Dunham has made any firm decisions past the ending of ‘Girls,’ which is only in season two.