Golden Globes 2014: Jack Antonoff of fun. talks Taylor and Lena

Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff is, along with Taylor Swift, nominated for the 2014 Golden Globe award for original song.
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Jack Antonoff is nominated for best original song in a motion picture with his co-writer Taylor Swift, and his girlfriend, Lena Dunham, is also celebrating a huge night at the Golden Globes with a nod for lead actress in a television show, music or comedy.

And yet Antonoff, one-third of the band fun., walked the red carpet solo.

“It’s nice to be alone,” he said.

Last year, Antonoff accompanied Dunham to the show as a guest and said he was able to “cut loose.”


“I feel like I’m being less supportive this year since I’m nominated,” he joked.

He and Swift wrote “Sweeter Than Fiction” for the movie “One Chance” in Antonoff’s 800-square-foot New York City apartment. (Yes, that’s right, he still lives in a place that tiny.) When the “Red” crooner arrived at his place, his neighbors predictably freaked out, trying to figure out “what the ... Taylor Swift was doing” there, he said.

Antonoff is finally preparing to move into a bigger place. That has taken up most of his time, he said, so he hasn’t been paying attention to the recent controversy surrounding his girlfriend’s show, “Girls.” (At the Television Critics Assn. press tour last week, a critic asked Dunham why she was naked so much on the show, which didn’t go over well with her.)

“I try to stay out of it,” Antonoff said. “There’s no one stronger than Lena.”


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