Lena Dunham was Fired by HBO just before she got Hired by HBO

She’s a showrunner, an Emmy winner and also a fired HBO employee. Yes, Lena Dunham lost a job just before her show Girls was picked up by the cable network. In 2011, the 27-year-old star was working on the miniseries Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet when she was given the

Jessica Williams Talks ‘Girls’ and Her Audition for ‘The Daily Show’

While much has been made about Saturday Night Live finally hiring a black female comedian after Maya Rudolph‘s 2007 departure, little fanfare occurred when Jessica Williams joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent in 2012. The former star of Nickelodeon’s Just for Kicks talked to Mother Jones

Christopher Abbott Explains Why He Walked Away from ‘Girls’

Getting cast on a hit show is a goal for many actors. However, for Christopher Abbott, it wasn’t enough. After two seasons on HBO’s critically acclaimed show Girls, he stepped away and went back to his roots in the theatre. The Connecticut-born actor chatted with The New York Times about

How Did Alex Karpovsky Get His Role on ‘Girls’?

Alex Karpovsky is one of those lucky actors who rarely has to audition for anything. He was friends with before landing his role on her hit HBO series, Girls. The only part he’s ever tried out for is in the upcoming Coen brothers’ movie, Inside Llewyn Davis.

How Did Shiri Appleby Get Her Part on ‘Girls’?

Shiri Appleby was planning on leaving acting behind for a little bit while she got more involved behind the camera. In an effort to learn more about directing, Appleby was planning on shadowing director Jesse Peretz, who works on HBO’s Girls.

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