Lena Dunham on Taylor Swift, India, Real Estate, and Eating Cake for Breakfast


(Courtesy V) Lena Dunham photographed by Terry Richardson for V Magazine

Girls writer and star Lena Dunham appears in the latest issue of V magazine—which hits newsstands January 10th!—and we got a sneak peek at her interview and photoshoot (with the legendary Terry Richardson). Check out some of the Q&A highlights, right here.

On the cost of her apartment: "It was this cheesy thing where they listed the prices people bought homes for. And its said something like Nicole Richie, 5.3 million dollars, Lena Dunham 430,000 dollars. It was my proudest New York Real Estate moment."

On the perks of being a celeb/getting free clothes: "I cannot deny it, I cannot get over it. And they actually send them to me in my size. No one is being an asshole and sending them to me in a size 4. They are sending me clothes, they fit, and what people should know is that I always wear them. Somehow even if I would not have bought it, the fact that it was free and my grandma's depression era mentality make me think its the most beautiful piece I have ever owned, and I wear it for several days straight."

On having Taylor Swift as a Twitter follower: "I am a really big fan. She started following me and here's how you find out Taylor Swift is following you. You start hearing it form all these insane Taylor Swift fans that are like 'Taylor Swift loves you, so I love you'. So I just sent her a message and was like 'I want you to know that your albums have gotten me through very hard times.' When I tweeted that her new album was amazing, every one of my followers was like 'I hope that you're joking!' But I have no interest in liking anything ironically. If I wanted to be ironic, I'd grow a mustache."

She hates India: "I hated India. I know you are not allowed to hate India. But I did. I wasn't happy. And I felt crazy. I am a hypochondriac. I saw too many puppies that I thought needed me. So many moms and I got in a big fight and I left India. Early."

On growing up: "I was like I don't know what to do with people. First I was a tiny little kid and I didn't have friends. And then I was a chubby teenager and I didn't have friends. It was just this sensation that I didn't know how to connect. I think we can all agree with the idea that the beautiful girls that get all the boys get written about. They don't usually write."

On beauty/ the Emmy's: "Now, meeting actresses who such a big part of their job is about what they look like, I feel so lucky to be freed from that prison. I ate cake for breakfast on the day of the Emmy's I ate cake for dinner, my work out didn't require Spanx, and I still feel like I looked better than people expected me to. It was amazing. I could feel the envy of every woman in the Sunset Tower."

The newest issue of V magazine hits newsstands January 10th—make sure to pick it up to read Lena Dunham's complete interview inside.
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