It's not just New Yorkers: twenty-somethings across the pond are obsessing over "Girls" too.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson, who will debut her American accent in this month's "Perks Of Being A Wallflower" (out Sept. 21), gushed about her love of Lena Dunham and the HBO series.
“I am literally obsessed with ['Girls' creator and star] Lena Dunham," Watson said. "She’s, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day. And, yes, 'Girls' is an example of something so refreshing because it feels real.”
"Girls" was one of the most buzzed about shows on TV this Spring, but Dunham experienced a huge amount of criticism. Not only was the writer accused of only casting actresses with famous parents, but she was was called out for not including any characters of color.
"Each character was a piece of me or based on someone close to me," Dunham explained in an interview with NPR. "And only later did I realize that it was four white girls."
"Girl" returns to HBO in January 2013.
Dakota Johnson, "Ben and Kate" (Fox)
Dakota Johnson brings an understated charm to Fox's new comedy "Ben and Kate," and she can thank her parents for some of that. She's the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, which also makes her the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren. Dakota also has the true stamp of Hollywood royalty on her resume: She was Miss Golden Globe in 2006.
Katie Cassidy, "Arrow" (The CW)
Cassidy is third generation in Hollywood, with dad David Cassidy (her mother Sherry Williams was a model) and grandparents Jack Cassidy, a Tony winner and Emmy nominee, and actress Evelyn Ward. She made her on-screen acting debut at 17 and has since become a CW/CBS darling with "Supernatural," "Harper's Island," "Melrose Place," "Gossip Girl" and now "Arrow" on her resume.
Jonny Lee Miller, "Elementary" (CBS)
Jonny Lee Miller's been around long enough to have proven himself as a talented leading man, but his start in the business can still be attributed to his family connections: Parents Anne Lee and Allen Miller were both actors, and his grandfather Bernard Lee played "M" in 11 Bond films. (Of course, you can't talk about Miller's Hollywood connections without also noting that his ex-wife is Angelina Jolie.)
Alexandra Breckenridge, "Save Me" (NBC)
You know how everyone has an uncle that's sort of embarrassing? Well, Alexandra Breckenridge has the opposite: Her uncle is "NCIS" star Michael Weatherly. His success on TV couldn't have hurt her choice to take on small-screen roles, with "Dirt," "Life Unexpected," "American Horror Story" and now NBC's midseason comedy "Save Me" all on her resume.
Georgia King, "The New Normal" (NBC)
Georgia King might be British, but she grew up in a very Hollywood family. Her dad, actor Jonathan Hyde, is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. (And if that doesn't impress you much, he played Cadbury in the "Richie Rich" movie.) King is making her U.S. TV debut as Goldie, the charming surrogate mom-to-be for a gay couple on NBC's "The New Normal."
Brian White, "Cult" (The CW)
Brian White didn't grow up in a Hollywood family in the traditional sense, but his dad was a star in his own right. White's father is pro basketball great Jo Jo White, the MVP point guard who helped lead the Boston Celtics to two NBA championships in the '70s and was named an All-Star for seven years straight. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/worst-new-tv-shows-critics_n_1820291.html" target="_hplink">"Cult" might not be a career slam dunk</a>, but it's something ...
Clara Mamet, "The Neighbors" (ABC)
The daughter of playwright, screenwriter and director David Mamet and actress Rebecca Pidgeon, Clara Mamet has the unfortunate honor of being on "The Neighbors," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/worst-new-tv-shows-critics_n_1820291.html" target="_hplink">a show that many critics are calling this year's worst new comedy</a>. To make matters worse, half-sister Zosia Mamet is enjoying lots of praise for her hilarious work on HBO's "Girls." Hopefully, she'll get 'em next time.
Willa Holland, "Arrow" (The CW)
Willa Holland's dad is cinematographer Keith Holland and her mom is actress Darnell Gregorio-De Palma, but it was family friend Steven Spielberg and her one-time stepfather director Brian De Palma who encouraged her to get in the business and she began modeling and acting (remember her as Marissa's little sister on "The O.C."?) at a young age.
Jesse Bradford, "Guys With Kids" (NBC)
Jesse Bradford is the son of Curtis Watrouse and Terry Porter, both commercial actors, which explains why he started his career at the ripe old age of 5. He's amassed quite the resume since then, and is now starring in NBC's "Guys With Kids."
Mamie Gummer, "Emily Owens, M.D." (The CW)
It only takes one look at this picture to know who Mamie Gummer's mom is: Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep. Resemblance aside, there's not much else Streep-like in her new show "Emily Owens, M.D." (and that's a compliment -- she's paving her own way!), where she stars as a young doctor who can't seem to get her act together.
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