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Lena Dunham on seeing Taylor Swift: "It’s my church. I start speaking in tongues"

10 July 2024, 10:48 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Lena Dunham discusses her forthcoming autobiographical TV series, and her friendship with Taylor Swift.

As well as starring alongside Stephen Fry in the new film, Treasure, Lena Dunham is currently producing a handful of films and TV shows via her production company, Good Thing Going. Alongside this, she's working on a forthcoming Netflix semi-autobiographical comedy, Too Much, which will debut in 2025.

When The New Yorker asked about how Dunham is able to maintain friendships whilst having such a busy schedule, she said: "Considering how complicated my twenties were, I do maintain really beautiful and emotional relationships with most of the people who were my friends."

Asking about whether she would be visiting Taylor Swift at The Eras Tour, she said that she was going to try, adding: "I like to sometimes go to the cities that are a little bit more off the beaten path. I was telling Lu before we went, “Listen, you’ve never seen me like this.” It’s like something comes through me—it’s my church. I start speaking in tongues. Even since before Taylor and I were friends, I just always had felt such a deep connection to her music. Something unique to only me, obviously." Dunham is inspired by the fact that Swift acknowledges "her own prolific expression". "I love seeing a woman who’s not yet forty being, like, 'Yes, I have a body of work'."

Speaking further about her relationship with Swift, Dunham continued: "I’m always very careful to be protective of her in every single way. Probably the two things I get asked most in life are “What is Taylor like?” and “Can I have tickets to the Eras Tour?” And usually my answer to both things is no, but I will say that she’s everything that you would want her to be. She’s kind, she’s devoted, she’s introspective, she’s emotional, she’s funny as fuck. I guess my feeling sometimes is, Isn’t she giving us enough, guys?".

The New Yorker probed Dunham on what is next for her, and she said that she has the desire to make a film that is "distinctly commercial but also maintains the DNA of what is interesting" to her. She also revealed exclusively that she had worked on a script for the much-talked-about Polly Pocket movie, but will not be making it.

Too Much is set to debut on Netflix next year.

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