Lena Dunham in Vogue: Los Angeles makes her ‘very sad’


Lena Dunham is even more of a New Yorker than you might think. Los Angeles, in fact, makes her “very sad.”

And she’s not even considering the traffic.

The “Girls” creator and star and quintessential Big Apple millennial graces the February cover of Vogue, and photographed by Annie Liebovitz, girlfriend looks good. And she’s spilling some dish in the accompanying interview as well.

Turns out Dunham hits L.A. for a few weeks each fall to edit one season of the show and brainstorm for the next, working with exec producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, who have families in the Southland. And she’s OK with it — to a point.


“I like Los Angeles, but more than two weeks and I start to get a very sad feeling,” she says. “You eat well there, and you take hikes, and my dog loves it, but ultimately it’s not the right place for me.”

Despite her cable-TV success, which includes a Golden Globe in 2013 for best actress in a musical or comedy TV series, Dunham gets that square-peg-round-hole feeling on the West Coast.

“I went early on to a party at a really famous person’s house,” she says. “They had a private chef there making pizza, and I remember the dog was wearing a bow tie. Every time I looked around, it would be like, Is that someone I know from camp? No, that’s Ashton Kutcher.”

She remembers thinking, “I don’t feel at home here, and no matter how long this is my job, I will never feel at home here.

“And if I do start to feel at home here, someone should really worry about me.”


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