While I was at SXSW I interviewed Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow. The full interview just went live over at Heeb Magazine. Here’s one of my favorite bits which came up as we were discussing Dunham’s move to television:
Judd Apatow: Lena was just happy to not have to be responsible to feed the crew herself.
Lena Dunham: It truly was. The amount of anxiety I had during takes about whether there had been enough pizza…I didn’t realize how much it was taking away from my ability to express myself artistically.
I love this because it sounds like a line written for one of Dunham’s characters. Which gets to the heart of why she is such an interesting filmmaker to watch: she is refreshingly honest.