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Jemima Kirke On People Thinking She's Jessa: 'Maybe It Does Bug Me'

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Jemima Kirke on people thinking she's Jessa: 'maybe it does bug me.' | John Shearer/Invision/AP

Each of the four main characters on "Girls" has her quirks, but there's no doubt that Jessa's the wild one.

In Season 1 she got married on a whim, in Season 2 she got divorced and Season 3 opens with Jessa in a rehab center.

So it's understandable that Jemima Kirke, the actress who plays her, doesn't appreciate that many fans assume she's just like her character.

"I do notice that it’s there and I sometimes try to explain that away and explain that it’s not the case," she said in an interview with Vulture. "It’s easy to do that, I suppose, to associate the person with the character. I guess. I don’t know. Maybe it does bug me, actually."

In fact, Kirke told Vulture last year that she's not always thrilled with the material series creator Lena Dunham writes for her character.

"Sometimes it’s a little ... [Groans.] I cringe," she said. "Because I’m like, I really don’t want to have to put that on camera."

"Girls" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on HBO.

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