The Girls Cast on Peter Pan, Boyfriends and Whether Taylor Swift Is a Shosh
The four stars of HBO’s Girls finish each other’s sentences, interrupt each other constantly and sometimes make each other cry.
And that’s just in the span of one interview.
Among other topics during the conversation:
• Peter Pan: “You looked exactly like [deejay] Samantha Ronson,” Kirke tells Williams of her recent performance. “Are you kidding?” asks Mamet. “Yes, I’m kidding!” replies Kirke. “I’m clearly talking about somebody who has a feminine body who acts like a boy.”
• Boyfriends: “There was a rumor that we hated each other and that Zosia felt my boyfriend [Bleachers singer Jack Antonoff] was around on-set too often,” says Dunham. “My boyfriend’s visited set maybe once. Now [Antonoff and William’s fiancé, Ricky Van Veen] are on a plane to Vegas together.”
• Taylor Swift: In response to a reader question asking whether Swift is a Shosh – Mamet’s bubbly, wide-eyed, eager alter ego – Dunham points to Williams’s character instead. “I’d almost argue that she’s like who Marnie wishes she was,” says the show’s creator. “She’s, like, Marnie’s aspiration.”
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