Lena Dunham: 'I am more likely to go for therapy than exercise'
Marie Claire UK's 25th anniversary issue centers on "women who've changed our world" -- like "Girls" creator and cover girl Lena Dunham. But as Lena admits happily in the cover story, her astounding success and quick rise to fame didn't come without some trepidation. Dunham, 27, says sees a therapist and takes some medications -- "a tiny bit of Lexapro" and the anti-anxiety drug Klonopin -- to keep herself on track. "There are days I totally don't feel like doing it, but it's like exercise. Except I am more likely to go for therapy than exercise," she jokes.
You might think that someone prone to anxiety and depression would avoid writing so much nudity in the show's scripts for her "Girls" character, Hannah. But the discomfort that those scenes create is all part of Dunham's master plan. She explains that putting herself "in all these situations on camera that are kind of humiliating and uncomfortable" is a key part of the story she's trying to tell. "I don't think I'd be able to do that if I didn't think it was essentially important in my contribution to the world," she says.