Lena Dunham appeared on The Ellen Show this Wednesday to talk about her
recent work and catch up with the host, Ellen DeGeneres.
During her interview, Dunham talked about being in the center of attention
lately due to her recent weight loss.
The 30 year old star told that she was frustrated by it all because she has always
been body shamed about her weight and now she is getting attacked for starting
to lose it.
According to Lena, all this serves as evidence that “as a woman in Hollywood,
you just can’t win”. She continued that she spent six years of her career being
called things like ‘bag of milk’ on the internet and stuff like that. Now that she
decided to lose weight, she’s being called a hypocrite.
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“…I do [embrace all body sizes], I just understand that bodies change. We live a
long time. Things happen. Andrew Rannells [her Girls costar] could get very fat,
we don’t know,” Dunham continued.
She also revealed during The Ellen Show interview that she never really cared
what people told about her weight and body. She told that she never took the
time to impress these people who only had negative things to say about her
However, in the last few years, Lena Dunham started doing yoga after learning
that working out also helps managing anxiety.
The change in Lena’s body is quite visible now, as she as lost a lot of weight and
has become quite fit. Apparently she’s also a lot more flexible now thanks to
During the interview, Ellen showed a photo of Dunham from a recent photo
shoot she did for NYLON magazine, in which she is posing with her leg over the
“The photographer was very serious and French, and I was just sitting there and
he was like, ‘What do you want to do, what do you want to show me?’ And I was
like, ‘This?’ [pulling her leg over her head again] And he looked, pretty
impressed,” Dunham told.
You can watch Lena’s interview on The Ellen Show below: