HBO’s hit show Girls isn’t slowing down anytime soon — while its third season is still airing, it’s already been picked up for a fourth. The show made its star (and creator) Lena Dunham a household name, but the actress has admittedly always been more attuned to the behind the scenes aspect of TV and movies.
“I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore [when Girls ends],” she told Glamour. “I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other woman than be the woman having the parts.”
Part of what makes the 27-year-old perfect for the role she created in Girls, though, is her willingness to bare all on camera. Luckily, her boyfriend, Fun. musician, Jack Antonoff, went into their relationship knowing what he was getting into. “The dialogue around the show already existed, so it was sort of clear to him what the baggage of dating me was going to be,” she explained. “I remember talking with him on our first date and him being like, ‘God, all the articles about the nudity on your show are such bulls—.’ It’s funny, because, in some ways, that’s the conversation we still have when I’m upset [about stuff I read].”
In addition to her starring role, Lena serves as a writer, director and producer on the show.