Lena Dunham: I still have baggage

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham says despite being famous she still carries around personal baggage.

The star and creator of Girls, the award winning show about four twenty-somethings in New York, graces the cover of Vogue for the first time later this month and has been dubbed The New Queen of Comedy by the publication.

But regardless of the success she has achieved Lena says she’ll never change who she is, flaws and all.

“I’m still young, and when you’re young it’s all fast-moving, the way a baby grows in the first two months of its life,” she explained to American Vogue.

“I still go to a party and say something embarrassing to someone, and then write them a weird e-mail about it the next day, and then write them a text because I think they didn’t get the e-mail. No matter what happens with your level of success, you still have to deal with all the baggage that is yourself.”

Lena has been open in the past about her struggles with OCD, as well as being vocal on the fact that her body doesn’t fit into the stereotypical Hollywood mould.

Despite her ever growing presence in the media world, Lena says she actually prefers to be by herself and cherishes the alone time she gets.

“No one would describe me as a private person, but I actually really am. It’s important for me to have a lot of time alone, and to have a lot of time in my house by myself. My entire life sort of takes place between me and my dog, my books, and my boyfriend, and my private world.

“To me, privacy isn’t necessarily equated with secret-keeping. What’s private is my relationship with myself,” she explained.

With Girls now in its third season, and with 13 awards under its belt, Lena is getting more used to the showbiz scene.

But when she first became a big name, the 27-year-old found it hard to adjust.

“I went early on to a party at a really famous person’s house. They had a private chef there making pizza, and I remember the dog was wearing a bow tie. Every time I looked around, it would be like, ‘Is that someone I know from camp?’ No, that’s Ashton Kutcher.

“It was such a weird scene. I remember thinking ‘I don’t feel at home here, and no matter how long this is my job, I will never feel at home here. And if I do start to feel at home here… someone should really worry about me,’” she laughed.

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