Lena Dunham 'might not want to act anymore', claims Hollywood actresses are typecast

The 'Girls' star has revealed that she isn't such a spotlight-hogger after all

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She appeared in her birthday suit for a Girls spoof last weekend, but Lena Dunham has revealed that she doesn't love the spotlight after all, and has even considered quitting acting.

The US actress, 27, told Glamour that she would much rather lead roles went to others, despite often taking the starring role.

"I don't know if I’m going to want to act anymore," she 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."

Dunham plays the frequently naked Hannah Horvath in Girls, which she creates, writes and directs.

Now in its third season, the hit comedy has won multiple awards, with Dunham winning Best Actress in a TV series at the 2013 Golden Globes.


The Tiny Furniture star found herself facing a backlash after her Saturday Night Live hosting slot when she posted a molestation joke on Twitter.

In response to a fan’s tweet arguing that Dunham doesn't "always have to get naked", the actress replied: "Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He's been making me!"

Dunham quickly removed her reply, apologising for its bad taste.

Dunham regularly speaks out about sexism in Hollywood, describing it as a "rough scene" at SXSW festival on Monday.

"It's hard to always offer comforting words on that topic," she told the crowd. "Women are typecast and men (such as Girls' Adam Driver) can play villains, lotharios and nerds in one calendar year. Something has to change and I'm trying."