Johnni Macke
January 03, 2017 11:22 am
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Girls creator and all around feminist role model Lena Dunham gives advice for dealing with imposter syndrome and it’s something all women should try and remember.

Throughout Dunham’s time on Girls as both the creator and lead actress, she has learned a lot about herself and the industry. In a new interview with Glamour for their February 2017 cover story, the 30-year-old star opened up about the “imposter syndrome.”

She has advice for all the women out there trying to make a name for themselves, and you should really hear it.

“I could have worked with a sense of joy and excitement, rather than guilt and anxiety of being ‘found out,'” Dunham told Glamour about her years on the HBO series.

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Dunham also admitted that although she is really close to her costars, being the boss often resulted in her feeling very lonely on set.

“Making my deal with HBO as a 23-year-old woman, I felt that I had so much to prove,” Dunham said.

“I felt like I had to be the person who answered emails the fastest, stayed up the latest, worked the hardest. As much as I loved my job, I really, like, injured myself in some ways,” she continued.

“If I had felt like, ‘You’re worthy of eight hours of sleep, not four; you’re worthy of turning your phone off on a Saturday,’ I don’t think it would have changed the outcome of the show.”

Despite having a LOT to deal with as the series’ creator and star, Dunham turned out an amazing show and we can’t wait to see what happens in the final season.

Girls returns to HBO on February 12th, so mark your calendar!

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