'Girls' co-stars Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams react to Lena Dunham's comments about quitting acting

By Gina DiFalco,

While speaking at the Girls panel at the Television Academy on Thursday night with her co-stars Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham cleared up the comments she recently made to Glamour about quitting acting.

When asked flat out if she was thinking of retiring, she said “No!” right away.

Williams, who plays Marnie on the hit HBO show, talked about what a loss that would be for the acting community if Dunham quit to focus her energy solely on writing.

"I'm of two minds about this. Number one she's so phenomenally talented as an actress--and I can say that first hand--that it would be sad if she stopped,” she said, E! Online reports. “That said, part two is that if she's going to be writing roles for women I would like to be the first in line because she writes such good stuff for women and men.”

She also called her a “phenomenal writer.”

As for Kirke, who plays Jessa, pointed out that a certain rapper said he would be retiring but never has. "Didn't Jay Z say he was going to quit rapping awhile ago?" she asked.

As we previously reported, Dunham told Glamour’s April issue, "I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore. I'm always relieved on the days I don't have to. I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts.”

image courtesy of Glamour

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