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Girls creator Lena Dunham continued her winning streak this awards season as she took home the DGA Award for Directorial Achievement, Saturday evening, for her work on the HBO series.
Taking home top honors alongside stars like Ben Affleck, Dunham tweeted:
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 3, 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Girls creator has acquired a huge fan base since the show's debut, but surprisingly enough, the 26-year-old is not as confident as she may seem. In fact, she admits she is “terrified every day” she goes on set.
Dunham opened up about the stressors of creating the series and shooting the pilot, telling THR, “We shot the pilot exactly two years ago. I was terrified; I didn’t sleep the night before; I lost my voice. I will tell you, I‘ve now directed almost 10 episodes of Girls and every time I step on the set I’m terrified because if you’re as lucky as I am you admire the people you work with and you want to bring it hard for them every single day.”
Dunham directs and stars in the hit series alongside Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet.
“What I’m proud of is that the show talks about a lot of issues that I think are important and are under-discussed in our current climate, so if we can bring any light to that, I’m pleased,” the starlet said.