HBO’s Girls returns to television for its finale in February, but in a new interview with Glamour, show creator and actress Lena Dunham reveals that one of the show’s titular women, Jemima Kirke (who plays free-spirited Jessa), actually wanted to bid the series farewell back when filming Season 2.
While speaking to the magazine, Kirke shared that the second season of the hit show, which aired in 2013, was “kind of traumatic” for her, E! News reports.
Dunham then reminded the actress that “that was the season where you said I had to get out of your dressing room or you were gonna punch me,” adding, “I think it’s time for us to disclose to the world that, like, three days before season two, Jemima tried to quit.”
“My sense of who I was and what I wanted was really thin,” Kirke admitted, laughing. “I really wasn’t sure what the f— I was doing.”
Meanwhile, Dunham, who recalled traveling in a cab when Kirke called to give her the news, continued, “She was like, ‘I have to tell you something. It’s not a big deal. I don’t want you to freak out. I want to quit the show.’”
Suffice to say, Kirke thankfully stayed on.
Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke shared some Snapchat video Tuesday from behind the scenes of their visit to Inside The Actors Studio.
The Girls creator and her co-star laughed and pulled faces as they posed for the camera.
Dunham, 30, wore a dog-themed blouse while Kirke, 31, was dressed in a black lace bra.
Kirke, the mother of two, showed off her terrific figure in the underwear.
A longer shot, showing she had on low-slung jeans, revealed the British actress’ taut midriff and revealed her arm ink.
She and Dunham have been friends since childhood after attending the same New York school together.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Dunham revealed that she’s undergone three successive surgeries this year as she continues to deal with ill health.
In her Lenny newsletter Tuesday on November 29, she shared that she ‘spent much of my year in bed.’
‘I was supine, feet up, heating pad on, recovering from three successive pelvic and uterine surgeries that rendered me unable to explore the world beyond my apartment, or maybe just angry and unwilling,’ she wrote.
Her revelation came after she came in for criticism for cancelling a planned book signing because she was too sick to attend.
Source: The Daily Mail
Jemima looking cute as usual on set of her new movie on November 8, 2016 and it’s so fun to have a new project to look forward to!
Jemima Kirke was spotted rocking neon pink hair while arriving on the set of her film Untogether on Monday in Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old, who plays Andrea in the drama, stepped out in a white T-shirt and cropped jeans, opting to go bra-less.
The makeup free actress had her bold locks in rollers as she grabbed a coffee with her co-star Jamie Dornan in between takes.
Source: The Daily Mail
There’s yet another reason to get a lob this fall — and her name is Jemima Kirke, star of HBO’s Girls. Kirke just debuted the sleek, shorter chop in an Instagram post by co-star Allison Williams, and the caption, “When cool kids grow up, they just become cooler kids,” demonstrates exactly what we’re all thinking: Her hair is the raddest. Just check out the close-up in this snap by co-star Lena Dunham (that we all wish we were in):
In the show, Kirke plays Jessa, who has consistently rocked long, flowing locks. So the change-up is a major departure for the character — but not for the actress. The cut is just one in a long line of badass moves from Kirke. Earlier this summer, she teamed up with Dunham in an untouched lingerie campaign for The Lonely Girls Project and the last time she cut her hair, she did it totally topless.
Williams was right: We can’t think of anyone cooler.
Source: Refinery 29 (UK)