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Lena Dunham may quit acting; rails against women getting typecast
Los Angeles Times ^ | 11 Mar 2014 | Nardine Saad

Posted on 03/12/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by seanmerc

Perhaps we'll be seeing less of Lena Dunham on screen in the future: The "Girls" talent says she might consider quitting acting to focus on some of her other work.

But don't worry, she's not going far.

"I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore. I'm always relieved on the days I don't have to. I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts," the Golden Globe-winning 27-year-old said in the April issue of Glamour, which hits newsstands March 18.

Appearing in the critically acclaimed HBO series about four 20-something women growing up in New York isn't the only thing on her plate. She created, writes and directs the series, which aired its Season 3 finale on Sunday. The frequently nude actress is also dating fun. musician Jack Antonoff, who has given her perspective on her career and, she said, came into her life during a major turning point.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: dims; dumbocrats; dunham; lenadunham; liberalmeathead; notalentfatchick; orca; putsomeclotheson; putyourclotheson; rats; tharsheblows
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Lena Dunham can act?! Who knew?
1 posted on 03/12/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

SHE NEEDS SLEEVES BADLY


2 posted on 03/12/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: seanmerc

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a show she was on.

She seems rather #Bossy to me.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 10:51:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: seanmerc

When you look like a pig, you get cast as a pig.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 10:51:08 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: seanmerc

Instead of acting, how about focusing on exercise?


5 posted on 03/12/2014 10:51:26 AM PDT by struggle
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To: seanmerc

Never heard of her.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 10:51:33 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bicyclerepair

I’d say she needs more than just sleeves.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: KoRn
Never heard of her.

She did that "your first time" ad for Obama.

8 posted on 03/12/2014 10:54:57 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: seanmerc

Run for congress, clam diver. I dare you.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 10:54:59 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: seanmerc

Dunham, dunham? Where have we heard that name? Hmmmmm! Oh, wait. Wasn’t the lyin king’s mom’s maiden name dunham? Is this lena person possibly berry’s long lost sister who’s father was from uranus. Butt she was born in Hawaii? Or someplace else to yet be determined. With college records that reveal nothing? Nobody ever knew her or remembers her in any classes? Who probably pays her FAIR share of taxes and is a great philanthropist?


10 posted on 03/12/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: seanmerc

No. No. NOOOOOOOOOO! Wait..... who?


11 posted on 03/12/2014 10:55:42 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: seanmerc

Who is Lena Skank?


12 posted on 03/12/2014 10:56:35 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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Lena Dunham may quit acting; rails against women getting typecast

Not a problem that's very high on my list of priorities, unfortunately.

13 posted on 03/12/2014 10:57:50 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: seanmerc

Third season and I’ve just heard about her show.

Critically acclaimed is trade speak for “nobody is watching it, but we Leftists love it”. Interesting that all that I can take away from the article is that she is in an HBO series that is mainly about navel gazing women in NYC and it features a lot of pointless nudity by a homely, frumpy woman.

I think she would be smart to keep cashing those checks for as long as they are writing them, because I see a short career.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: KoRn

15 posted on 03/12/2014 10:58:17 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: seanmerc

She’s going to quit acting? I didn’t know she had ever started!


16 posted on 03/12/2014 10:59:53 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Who is Lena Dunham?


17 posted on 03/12/2014 11:00:20 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: jimbo123

MY EYES!!! MY EYES!!!


18 posted on 03/12/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

I haven’t seen the show, but why would anyone want to see this whey-faced drab without her clothes? She is not attractive in any sense of the word.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 11:00:59 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Some dumpy, tattooed skank with a show on HBO that nobody watches.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 11:01:09 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: seanmerc

Seriesly?

She doesn’t like to be “type-cast” as a female?

Seriesly?


21 posted on 03/12/2014 11:01:17 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: seanmerc
"Perhaps we'll be seeing less of Lena Dunham on screen in the future"

How can that be a bad thing?

22 posted on 03/12/2014 11:01:32 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: jimbo123

I still have no clue who she is.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 11:06:30 AM PDT by bgill
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To: jimbo123
If I were lucky enough to have a major role on a cable TV show, I would at least attempt to keep the weight off. :)
24 posted on 03/12/2014 11:08:11 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: SampleMan

There’s nothing red-blooded, conservative males like more than watching shows about whiny, lib women and their problems. (snicker) Actually, I wonder if any conservative women watch this show and can give us a reason for watching it. I get HBO, but I just don’t want to put in the effort.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 11:08:15 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: jimbo123

Lena Dunham walking in front of a Freightliner Coronado.

In this picture, the Freightliner is on the right.

26 posted on 03/12/2014 11:12:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: seanmerc

Typecast?

Lena, honey, you write your own part on that show of yours that I’ve never watched.

If anyone is typecasting you, it’s you.

I think it maybe time to up your prescription.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 11:12:48 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: seanmerc

I don’t know who Lena Dunham is, nor do I care.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 11:14:01 AM PDT by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: jimbo123

She’s got more cottage cheese than a Jason’s deli.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 11:15:28 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: jimbo123
Paging Captain Ahab!
30 posted on 03/12/2014 11:15:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: seanmerc

Once you are typecast as a manatee, and you are a manatee, it is hard to break the mold.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 11:16:22 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: bgill

Count your blessings.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 11:16:57 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Resolute Conservative
The guy she is dating:


33 posted on 03/12/2014 11:18:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

34 posted on 03/12/2014 11:18:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bicyclerepair

In this case, I agree with the Muslims.

She needs a burkha.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 11:19:56 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: seanmerc

I don’t hear her complaining that men are always typecast as being stupid. Sounds like a one-note symphony to me.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 11:21:00 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I spent 6 months in a company full of those losers. I finally just quit and got a new job the next week.


37 posted on 03/12/2014 11:22:27 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

A Janine Garofolo wanna be...the type to bully themselves into relevance.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 11:22:39 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: DuncanWaring
There was a time when people like this did not appear on the cover of Vogue or in Glamour magazine....I wish I lived in those times....at least my eyes do.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 11:23:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: seanmerc

a burqa would be a start....


40 posted on 03/12/2014 11:25:31 AM PDT by tioga
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To: jimbo123

No clue who she is. But more importantly, would Laz hit it?


41 posted on 03/12/2014 11:26:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: seanmerc

If you want to be typecast as a starlet, you must look like one. RME


42 posted on 03/12/2014 11:27:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: EQAndyBuzz; Lazamataz

Well?


43 posted on 03/12/2014 11:27:30 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Resolute Conservative

A good decision if ever there was one.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 11:27:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“The guy she is dating: “

I thought that was Rachel Maddow.


45 posted on 03/12/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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Typecast?

WHat, like females can only do female roles?!?

She just did EVE on SNL (poorly and bitchily). How can you not be more typecast doing EVE?

Sheesh. You’d think they’d be happy to have work doing ANYTHING. You’d think a talentless average looking not great actress like her would be happy just to be working.


46 posted on 03/12/2014 11:29:04 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Sorry you can’t agree with the muslims.

Just opt for Body Condom. It’s probably safer for all of us.


47 posted on 03/12/2014 11:31:14 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

she confuses boss with bossy.


48 posted on 03/12/2014 11:31:39 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There’s no “lean” in Lena...


49 posted on 03/12/2014 11:31:59 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jimbo123
I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts

Judging by the pic she's got lots to spare.

50 posted on 03/12/2014 11:32:48 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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