Lena Dunham keeps her clothes on for 'Playboy' interview

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Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old multihyphenate behind HBO’s Golden Globe-winning Girls, sat down for an informative Q&A with Playboy — and regardless of how you feel about her work, it’s a pretty entertaining read. From the piece, you’ll learn that Dunham always carries a metal spoon in her purse, that she first learned what sex was when she was five years old, and that the two deadly sins she’s most guilty of are “gluttony and sloth.” Other fun facts gleaned from the interview:

Booth Jonathan’s memorably aggressive pick-up line (“I want you to know, the first time I f—- you I might scare you a little”) was inspired by a real-life incident
“Someone once said something like that to me,” Dunham recalled, “with the immediate caveat ‘I, uh, learned that from my friend who works at Vice magazine.'”

She’s got big ideas for how to change the world
“We’d have a better world if everyone had someone they could pay for talk therapy.”

She appreciates being average-looking
Asked what she’d do if she woke up in a lingerie model’s body, Dunham says she’d simply be confused before musing, “Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier. The people who talk to you are the people who are interested in you. It must be a big burden in some ways to look that way and be in public.” That said, of course, “I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants.”

People acting on her own show occasionally don’t recognize her
Though she’s appeared on plenty of magazine covers — not to mention, uh, TV — Dunham can fly under the radar on the set of Girls. “Sometimes when we’re shooting the show, extras don’t know that I’m the director,” she says. “They’ll come up and say, ‘How long have you been working as an extra? Want to walk over to the craft services table?'”

She’d like to direct a sex scene featuring two very different Oscar nominees
“I don’t want them to date in real life, but I wouldn’t mind putting David Strathairn and Rooney Mara in a room together and seeing what happens when they have sex in a movie context.” Uh, okay, Lena.

She probably wouldn’t appreciate this post’s headline
“If I could abolish one question, it would be ‘Why are you naked on TV so much?'” Dunham tells Playboy. “I don’t know. Use your imagination.”

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