Here’s The Backstory Of Adam & Jessa’s Girls Romance

In the world of Girls, Adam and Jessa’s relationship counts as a seismic event. Though the show has never truly lived up to the pre-release hype that it would define a generation, it has become one of the finest half hour dramas on television through devotion to its characters. And, like any earthquake, the friction that brought Adam and Jessa together was foundational.

Lena Dunham said that the actors’ chemistry meant that they had to be together.

“The first time we saw [Jemima Kirke and Adam Driver] act together, we realized, ‘These two weirdos need to spend time together and bang bits’,” Dunham told Vulture at the show’s season six premiere.

Dunham’s co-showrunner, Jenni Konner, wanted to make sure that they knew where they were headed before they went down that road.

“I thought for a long time that it seemed pretty inevitable that two people with that kind of explosive energy would be drawn to each other,” Konner said. “And I worried about what it would do to Jessa and Hannah’s friendship, so I fought it for a long time.”

Even as actors, Jemima Kirke and Adam Driver seem tailor-made for each other. Kirke is notoriously blasé about fame, working with Dunham only as a concession to their longstanding friendship. Though she’s an undeniable on-screen presence, there’s a reason you don’t see her in many other roles. Driver, by contrast, is committed to reaching the peak of his commercial and technical potential. Still, their intensities work. After all, puzzle pieces require an absence to fit.

Source: Refinery 29 (UK)

Unretouched Photos Of Lena Dunham And Jemima Kirke Made The Lonely Lingerie Company Go Viral

Lonely is a lingerie and swim brand that went viral when they recently featured Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke in a series of un-retouched portraits. Founded by Helene Morris and her partner Steve Morris, the New Zealand based brand has gained a cult following by embracing body positivity in their campaigns. Lonely refuses to do any retouching on their campaign images and features inspiring women instead of typical lingerie models.

“It was this shared viewpoint that drew Lena Dunham to the project,” Helene Morris said. “We were introduced through a mutual friend and she was so positive and enthusiastic about what we are trying to achieve with the project. She has been incredibly supportive of Lonely, and we really appreciate her contribution to our brand. We posted one image on Instagram and had over 1 billion page impressions and hundreds of stories worldwide. For a small New Zealand based team, it has been incredible for our international recognition and growth.”

Helene Morris was inspired to launch Lonely because she was tired of hearing complaints from women about how uncomfortable their underwear was, and she knew she could offer a solution through well-designed pieces that were showcased in a way that women could relate to.

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Jemima Kirke chopped off her hair—and it saved her relationship

From Lena’s @LenaDunham Instagram

Imagine getting rid of the thing about yourself that makes you feel the most beautiful. Bold move, right? Of course, it comes as no surprise that Girls star (and general badass) Jemima Kirke has recently done just that.

The actress revealed in an interview with Style Like U that she felt “self-destructive” while going through a rough patch with her husband. “I was extremely hurt by him and extremely angry at him,” she says. “So I cut my hair.”

It wasn’t just a trim, though—the actress has always had enviable, waist-skimming locks, and she had always relied on them as her self-confidence safety net. “I cut my hair because I felt like my hair was one of the only things that made me feel pretty,” says Kirke. “I really believed for a while that without it, I would be boring.”

And, though she initially changed her look for herself, when she decided she wanted to go even shorter her husband—in an attempt to make a heartfelt gesture—offered to cut it for her. “It was quite romantic,” says Kirke, as the transformation connected them to each other in a sweet, meaningful (and beauty standards-subverting) way.

Now she has all the more reason to rock her killer ‘do with self-confidence. Talk about #relationshipgoals.

Source: Well and Good

Jemima Kirke Explains Why a Dramatic Haircut Is the Ultimate Liberation

Jim Morrison was once quoted as saying that some of his worst mistakes in life were haircuts. But for many, a good shearing is like a mini-revolution, as our identities are often tangled up in our lengths. Lately, the dramatic celebrity chop has found fans in Emily Ratajkowski, who debuted a beachy faux bob at this year’s Golden Globes, and Selena Gomez, who parted with her down-to-there hair after reentering the media fray. And last year found Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham, and Elle Fanning lopping off length in favor of the freedom and insouciance found in shorter styles.

But there may be more to the phenomenon than simply taking on a new look. Just yesterday, Girls mainstay Jemima Kirke shed some light on her semi-recent chop in an online video in which the artist turned sometimes-actress revealed that a primary motivation for the dismantling of her bohemian blonde cascade of waves was her reliance on it as her main source of beauty (she called her hair her “go-to trick”). Kirke went on to say that she’d believed that without her Rapunzel-like lengths, she would be boring. (Her resulting messy bob, of course, is anything but.) The lesson? Separating self-esteem from a signifier of youth and traditional femininity puts your face, and the character it conveys, front and center—and is one way of freeing yourself from what weighs you down.

Source: Vogue

Jemima Kirke Says She Cut Her Hair After a Fight with Now-Estranged Husband: ‘I Was Feeling Self-Destructive’

Just a few days after announcing that she’d be separating from her husband of seven years, Michael Mosberg, Jemima Kirke has revealed that he was the main reason behind her major haircut in late 2015, when she drastically went from hip-length locks to a blunt bob.

“I cut my hair because I felt like my hair was really one of the only things that made me feel pretty,” Kirke explains of the change in an intimate interview with Style Like U. “I felt like my hair was my go-to trick. I really believed for a while that without it I would be boring.”

Kirke continues to explain in the clip that it was also a rough patch in her relationship with Mosberg that led to the chop.

“I was having a terrible moment with my husband in our relationship, and I was extremely hurt by him and extremely angry at him, and so I was feeling self-destructive,” she expresses. “But for whatever reason I didn’t do anything self-destructive really, I just cut my hair.”

A few weeks after their fight, she decided to lose even more length, and this time she let her husband cut it.

“A couple weeks later, I said I wanted to go shorter and he said ‘I’ll do it’ and he cut it and it was really nice,” she shares. “It was kind of romantic. It’s nice to have someone you love cut your hair.”

The star told New York Magazine in 2014 that her long hair was something Mosberg celebrated with his tattoos. “He has lots [of tattoos] that are tributes to me. When he gets any girls tattooed on him, he’s always like, ‘Can you make their butt bigger, and can you make the hair long?’ ”

Source: Glamour

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