In a way, this reminds us of the time Tavi Gevinson interviewed Elle Fanning, but in another way it’s the total opposite. Whereas with Elle, you could practically hear the squealing through the Lula pages as they fan-girled out about The Virgin Suicides, Gevinson’s conversation with Dunham, for the latest issue of Garage, digs a little deeper on topics like identity crises, embarrassment and finding yourself. And then they talk about Taylor Swift (as we know, they’re both huge fans) and which Girls girl Dunham would kill off if she had to.
Read on to find out and pick up the latest issue of Garage on newsstands Saturday February 9.
Tavi Gevinson: If HBO was like, “You have to kill off one of the main girls or we’re going to cancel the show”, which would it be?
Lena Dunham: I think about it all the time. I love everyone, everyone is inspiring. I don’t want to kill Jessa off because it’s too obvious. She seems like the person who’s going to drive off a cliff or contract a horrible, life-threatening disease through bad behavior, or she’s going to eat something weird and get something strange. The implications of Marnie dying would be too insane for Hannah. Which only leaves the option of Shoshanna.
Tavi Gevinson: What about not thinking about what makes the show good, just thinking about which one would you love to never meet again?
Lena Dunham: There’s something with Hannah where if Marnie dies she’d be happy, and I would be happy to be done with her fucking problems forever.