Warning to “Girls“ fans: The following may upset you.
“I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore,” Dunham said. “I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts.”
If the 27-year-old actress did stop accepting on-screen roles, she wouldn’t necessarily take herself out of Hollywood altogether. Dunham is also known for her writing on Girls as well as her screenplay for and direction of the short film Tiny Furniture.
The actress made headlines last week for her skits on Saturday Night Live that featured nudity and biblical references and brought predictable attention to abortion and sex. However, the show received mediocre ratings, with Deadline Hollywood reporting that the results in households and among 18-49-year-olds were the second-lowest this season. One of her skits even angered men’s rights activists.
There’s no telling whether or not Dunham’s comments in the Glamour interview will have any truth. Perhaps she will follow the lead of pop star Justin Bieber, who announced his retirement from music last Christmas before embarking on his journey of mischief and law-breaking.