Lena Dunham says she and Adam Driver have a pact that if she watches Star Wars, he’s finally going to watch Girls.
“The funny thing is I’ve never actually seen Star Wars,” Dunham recently told me. “I understand that this is a huge cultural phenomenon but I get none of the references. As a young woman growing up in New York City it’s actually not that hard to avoid Star Wars. It’s not that hard to move out of Star Wars circles.”
But then Driver landed a part in director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.
“Now I’m going to have to watch—to understand,” Dunham said. “Adam’s never watched Girls so we made a deal I would watch Star Wars if he watched Girls. We can commune about it like a book club.”
Well, I caught up with Driver on Monday at the premiere of his new movie This is Where I Leave You (in theaters on Friday) and asked if he’s going to go through with the deal.
“I don’t think so,” he said with a smile.
Then he said he still has to make good on a bet he lost to Girls executive producer Jenni Konner to watch the show.
Driver said, “I’m trying to delay that as much as possible.”
Even so, we still think Lena should watch Star Wars.
Set the DVR – Lena is set to be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow night!
Some new event photos added to the Lena Dunham Fan Gallery from the Miu Miu Women’s Tales #7 – #8′ – Premiere – 71st Venice Film Festival event.
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08-28: ‘Miu Miu Women’s Tales #7 – #8′ – Premiere – 71st Venice Film Festival
If you haven’t guessed it by now, Lena Dunham’s “Girls” character, Hannah Horvath, is largely based on herself.
Not all of Hannah, but certainly fragments of the lovable role that’s helped HBO ratings soar each time a new season premieres.
Now Dunham is revealing all of herself, down to the core, without the help of Hannah, in her new book, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned.”
While the story in its entirety won’t be available until Sept. 30, the 28-year-old actress-writer’s first excerpt entitled “Difficult Girl” was released in The New Yorker’s Sept. 1 issue.
“I am 8, and I am afraid of everything,” the story begins. “The list of things that keep me up at night includes but is not limited to: appendicitis, typhoid, leprosy, unclean meat, foods I haven’t seen emerge from their packaging, foods my mother hasn’t tasted first so that if we die we die together, homeless people, headaches, rape, kidnapping, milk, the subway, sleep.”
Most Buzzed About Dresses:
1. Julia Roberts in Elie Saab: Our September cover girl truly wowed in a midnight blue minidress, which was fully embroidered with stones and pearls, and featured a peplum waist encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
2. Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli: Plucked straight from the runway, the Girls star paired a white pajama-style top with a sweeping ombré skirt complete with train.
New event photos up in the Lena Dunham Fan Gallery from the Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration.
Lena Dunham Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 08-23: Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration
Winners of the upcoming PEN Literary Awards include Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham and Ben Coccio for teleplay and screenplay awards, as well as authors like Gretel Ehrlich, Octavio Solis, Lindsay Hill and Craig Malisow, among others.
Norman Lear will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Jose Antonio Vargas who will be honored with the Freedom to Write Award.
A full list of winners at the 24th Annual Literary Awards Festival on November 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel is here and below.
Panels of writers, editors, critics and journalists belonging to PEN Center USA, a Beverly Hills-based literary nonprofit, choose the winners of The 24th Annual Literary Awards, honoring the best writing in the western United States. Each winner takes home a $1000 cash prize. The 2014 award winners include:
Gretel Ehrlich (Creative Nonfiction Award for Facing The Wave); Octavio Solis (Drama Award for Se Llama Cristina); Lindsay Hill (Fiction Award for Sea Of Hooks); Craig Malisow (Journalism Award for Deadly Charades); Victoria Chang (Poetry Award for The Boss); Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis (Research Nonfiction Award for Dallas 1963); Ben Coccio (Screenplay Award for The Place Beyond the Pines); Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham (Teleplay Award for Girls “Together”); Wayne A. Rebhorn (Translation Award for The Decameron); and Margarita Engle (Young Adult/Children Award for The Lighting Dreamer, Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist).
HBO is putting together a sports mockumentary project, and the network has pulled together a rather promising comedic ensemble. Girls writer/co-executive producer Murray Miller is teaming up with Andy Samberg to create 7 Days in Hell, which is described as a mockumentary send-up of professional tennis. Per THR, the one-off HBO Comedy Event will star Samberg as a superstar tennis “bad boy” who becomes embroiled in a seven-day tennis match at Wimbeldon with an Andy Murray-type prodigy and certified truck driver, played by Game of Thrones star Kit Harington. The current roster also includes Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Karen Gillan, Howie Mandel, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, June Squibb, and Soledad O’Brien, who will play herself.
This sounds like the kind of delightfully goofy project that’s perfect for Samberg, and I’m very curious to see how Harington’s comedic skills stack up. No word on when the project may air, but one assumes Samberg will have to fit the filming schedule into his hiatus from Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Read more at http://collider.com/andy-samberg-kit-harington-7-days-in-hell/#6wfww7WpDsQYsS6R.99
Lena is off this fall for what should shape up to be an AWESOME book tour – get all the dates and more HERE