09/09/2014 01:30 pm ET Updated Sep 09, 2014

Zosia Mamet Thinks That 'Girls' Controversy Was A 'Good Thing,' Thanks To Judd Apatow

When HBO premiered "Girls" in April of 2012, the show immediately generated lots of buzz. The cast of starlets all had famous parents, the 30-minute episodes were packed with lots of nudity, and the series notably lacked characters of diverse racial and socio-economical backgrounds.

But this didn't get the cast down, "Girls" actress Zosia Mamet explained in a HuffPost Live interview on Monday. According to the 26-year-old actress, Judd Apatow, the show's executive producer, briefed the actresses on how making shockwaves wasn't a bad thing.

"Something that Judd said very early on to us, which I think has helped all of us, is that people are talking about it, and that’s the good thing," she recalled.

"That’s sort of also what we’re trying to do –- we’re trying to start a conversation in many ways, about many things," she continued. "That's why we did things like our HPV episode. And that’s really the important part. Everyone’s going to have an opinion one way or another, but the important thing is that it’s making people feel something."

Mamet doubled-down on Dunham's assertion that she had hoped to represent an experience for a certain group of women, rather than all females.

"I think Lena said from very early on too that she never set out to write a show for all women, but to write a show about these specific four women and their lives and the things in which they're doing, " she said.

Watch the rest of Zosia Mamet's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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