Dunham explained, "I have a really great private existence... No one would describe me as a private person, but I actually really am. It's important for me to have a lot of time alone, and to have a lot of time in my house by myself. My entire life sort of takes place between me and my dog, my books, and my boyfriend, and my private world. To me, privacy isn't necessarily equated with secret keeping. What's private is my relationship with myself."
The actress is a bit like her alter ego, Hannah. "I still go to a party and say something embarrassing to someone, and then write them a weird e-mail about it the next day, and then write them a text because I think they didn't get the e-mail. No matter what happens with your level of success, you still have to deal with all the baggage that is yourself."
[photo: Vogue/Annie Leibovitz]
As for the hit HBO show’s glammed-down portrayals of sex, Lena said, "There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality. Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you've ever met."
Lena is also way into fashion. "I've always loved Comme des Garçons; I've always loved Yohji Yamamoto. I'm into Charlotte Olympia flats. I really love a Prada bag because they always have one weird detail that you didn't think about. I always wear J Brand jeans because the waist is high… a low-cut jean is a problematic thing for me."
Read more of the interview at Vogue.com and pick up the issue on newsstand January 28!
“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham landed the February cover of Vogue, alongside “Girls” co-star Adam Driver, talking about style, sex and the fact she’s more private than you think.