Living in the limelight is not necessarily easy, but Lena Dunham found a way to make it feel not so "gross."
The 28-year-old "Girls" star covers Elle magazine's Women in TV issue and discussed how she has been able to handle fame.
“I realized early on that I was not going to be able to have a comfortable relationship with celebrity if I didn’t feel like I was using it to talk about things that were important to me," Dunham said. "It was always going to make me feel gross, for lack of a better word. I was like, ‘Oh, this attention is something I’m going to figure out how to use in a way that feels productive, healthy, and smart. And not just like as an excuse to collect handbags.’ Although ... I love handbags.”
"It’s extraordinary to be able to watch a polymath at the start of what will be a life of incredible influence on the way women are understood and apportioned power," Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myer said, "and to be with her simply as a fan and supporter of what she has and will have to say.”
Read Lena Dunham's full interview in the Women in TV issue of Elle, on newsstands Jan. 13.