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Lena Dunham's Not Sure If She Wants to Act Anymore

by Beth Hanna
March 13, 2014 1:52 PM
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Lena Dunham covers Glamour's April 2014 issue
Lena Dunham covers Glamour's April 2014 issue

Lena Dunham's hilarious turn on this past weekend's SNL reiterated something: Aside from being a talented writer and director, the woman's got delivery chops. She's easily the strongest actress of the four female leads on "Girls." But, per an interview with Glamour magazine, Dunham may not want to be in front of the camera for much longer.

She said to Glamour:

"I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore. I'm always relieved on the days I don't have to. I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts."

Now, HBO has already ordered a fourth season of "Girls," and Hannah Horvath's the anchor of that show. Clearly Dunham mulling over the possibility of giving up acting would be more of a long-term consideration. Perhaps if she returns to feature filmmaking?

As the Playlist points out, Dunham hasn't jumped at too many acting projects outside of her own, with the exception of smaller roles in friends and collaborators' works (Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" and Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas," for example).

Either way, Dunham and her hyperbolic career path continue to be of high interest.

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  • Svetlanka | March 14, 2014 7:35 PMReply

    "Nooooo! I'll miss seeing Lena naked!", said nobody.

  • tyler4all | March 15, 2014 9:55 AM

    Hahahaha, exactly!

  • Mr. Hollywood | March 13, 2014 5:40 PMReply

    Hold the presses! Lena Dunham is retiring from acting? Who said she could act in the first place, much less write and direct. The bar has been lowered so much, any clown is now considered a legendary talent.
    Go away Lena. You won't be missed.

  • tyler4all | March 13, 2014 10:19 PM

    If only she retired from "writing/directing" can only hope.

  • Shelly | March 13, 2014 2:35 PMReply

    Next up on indiewire Lena Dunham takes a nap. I've read many reviews of her SNL that were not positive so let's not call that a total success. She played herself over and over again. Love her on Girls though. Which she will of course continue to act in. I think her range (playing herself only) will eventually hold her back.

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