Lena Dunham Hints at the End of 'Girls'
Published Sep 30, 2015At what point do girls cease being girls and become women? According to Lena Dunham, it's after they've been on the air for six seasons. The creator and star of HBO's Girls has announced that she's most likely pulling the plug on her series after its sixth season.
Speaking to Elvis Duran and the Morning Show [via Screencrush], Dunham said she's ready to move on from the show. "Never say never, but that is the way that we're thinking about it right now and we're starting to think about sort of how to wrap up the storylines of these particular young women."
She added that Girls is a product of her twenties. "I started working on this show when I was 23, and now I'm going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world!"
Girls will premiere its fifth season in January, meaning we've got a fair bit of time left with Hannah Horvath and her group of frenemies. Who knows how many times she'll get back together with Adam and break up again in that timeframe.
Dunham also recently came under fire this week when she compared negative articles about her on Gawker to being the victim of spousal abuse. Speaking with the Recode/Decode podcast, she said, "I used to read Gawker and Jezebel in college and be like, 'I can't wait to get to New York where my people will be to welcome me.' And it's like, it's literally, if I read it, it's like going back to a husband who beat me in the face — it just doesn't make any sense."