This Girl Does Not Want To Be A Supermodel

“Girls” creator Lena Dunham opens up to Playboy about her dream nude scene to direct, what's in her purse and her love for trashy magazines.

"Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier."
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Girls fans have seen plenty of Lena Dunham in the nude over two seasons. It’s no secret that she’s comfortable in her own body.

So it only makes sense that when Dunham recently took part in 20 Questions with Playboy, she blasted the idea of waking up in the body of a Victoria’s Secret model.

“There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I don’t have to deal with now. I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack,” she tells the magazine. “Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier.”

 

Dunham, 26, also opens up about the type of guy she used to be attracted to.

“When I was younger I liked men who gave me some guff. I liked badasses with hearts of gold, though they often ended up not having a heart of gold. They were a little like the Adam character on Girls.”

Fast forward to present day: Dunham has been in a relationship with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff since last fall.

“Now I’m much more into someone who is interesting and open with his emotions, has a really good sense of humor and a passion for what he does, wants to hang out with my parents and doesn’t want to stay out too late,” she says.

“I’m a pretty unorthodox girl, but I guess people might be surprised to learn that despite what some of the characters on the show are doing, I remain an eternal romantic with a desire to hear all the things girls like to hear said to them.”

Here are some other highlights from Dunham’s Q&A with Playboy:

On her grocery checkout aisle purchases: “I cannot get out of the market without six trashy magazines and seven packs of gum. I wish I could resist those things. Oh, and sometimes a Cadbury Creme Egg, if it’s in season.

On her dream nude scene (to direct): “I don’t want them to date in real life, but I wouldn’t mind putting David Strathairn and Rooney Mara in a room together and seeing what happens when they have sex in a movie context.”

On what’s in her purse:“I still keep a paper date planner, which seems pretty old-school. I always have a novel. The stray-vitamin situation is pretty out of hand. But most surprising? A spoon. I’m always dragging one around. It’s a metal spoon. A plastic spoon makes sense. A metal spoon from your house makes it look like you’re going to commit a spoon murder.”

On the interview question she dreads the most: “If I could abolish one question, it would be 'Why are you naked on TV so much?' I don’t know. Use your imagination.”

The season two finale of Girls airs Sunday at 9PM on HBO.

Playboy's April Sex & Music issue hits newsstands on Friday.

What do you think of Lena Dunham’s take on the supermodel world? Do Victoria’s Secret models really have it easier? Weigh in below.

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