Lena Dunham is everywhere at the moment: dominating the Golden Globes over the weekend, getting apologies from known unapologetic dicks, posing for Terry Richardson in outré fashion magazines and… landing the covers of slightly less outré ones.
In addition to that recent pantsless V editorial, Lena Dunham has the current cover of Interview. Inside, she gets characteristically candid with Miranda July.
First, about her relationship:
Oh, I’m totally fine to state his name: It’s Jack Antonoff. I know there’s some rule that you’re not supposed to talk about your boyfriend publicly just because it seems like all starlets under the age of 33 have decided not to do that, but if you’re in love with someone great, then I don’t understand why you wouldn’t tell everybody. You don’t have to post naked pictures of them on the internet or tweet pictures of your Christmas celebration, but I feel like, in a way, he’s my best advertisement, so I’m like, “Why would I not tell people who ask?”
Her 3 million+ book deal:
…Most of response was either people ignoring it, which is fine to do, or the internet commentary, a lot of which was like, “Who the fuck would spend this much money on this thing?” But I think what that was so stressful to me at first about the number being put out into the world was the sense that someone was going to think that I was going around town and being like, “Listen, you fools. I’m worth this much.” People thinking that somehow I had this weird Machiavellian hand in the whole thing was incredibly anxiety producing. So in a way, I hated people knowing the details of the book deal, but in another way, it totally runs counter to my whole ethos to hide anything.
And, on perhaps a more relatable level… having no friends:
I didn’t feel like the other kids got me, but then I was also sort of bored and annoyed by them, so I knew that a large part of it was my problem. I actually had to switch schools because I didn’t have friends. I remember my parents saying, “She is so victimized at her school, so she has to switch.” But I was like, “I’m switching schools because I’m an a***hole.”‘
There you have it.
Here’s the cover, which is quite lovely: