This week, Alec talks with Lena Dunham, whose hit show on HBO, “Girls,” just started its second season. Three years ago, Dunham made a low-budget art house film called “Tiny Furniture.” Last week “Girls” took home two Golden Globes. Dunham tells Alec she never imagined she’d encounter the success she has. She says she thought she’d be a “weird Gender and Women’s Studies teacher who occasionally showed movies at film festivals,” and instead she’s trying to figure out what to wear to shoot the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Dunham talks with Alec about getting a dog and her first date with Jack Antonoff. She’s not ready for children yet, but they are on her mind: “I was raised to think that the two most important things you could do in your life were to have a passionate, generous relationship to your work and to raise children.”