Lena Dunham is the November 2015 cover star of Harper's Bazaar magazine and for her feature the actress strips down while holding nothing back. On the cover which was shot by Nathaniel Goldberg, Lena covers up part of her face with a chunky black turtleneck. In the issue she talks turning 30, having a job, being the voice of a generation and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Lena's interview and to see images from her fashion spread. For more on Lena's feature, visit HarpersBazaar.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.
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"I am so excited about turning 30, sitting on her porch, eating gluten-free pancakes and a particular L.A. creation, the "breakfast salad." I'm psyched about it because I think that being in your 20s—especially as a woman—there's an inherent tension. Ageism exists in all directions, but it isn't the sweet spot for being taken seriously in the workplace. I've been really lucky. I got to do a lot of things before I was 30 that most people don't."
On her work as a writer:
"I think women, when they're given an opportunity are so afraid it's going to disappear. That was my 20s. I was like, 'This may never strike again. I'm a kind of weird-looking girl, with a very specific voice, and the fact that I get to have a job is insane.'" I'm just as excited for my experience and my age to catch up with each other."
On being the voice of a generation:
"I never claimed to be that voice. Except once in a character as a joke, when my character was stoned. She describes her mission: "To spread positivity. I know I'm not most moms' idea of a role model, but I try to use the attention that comes with that wisely and not foolishly." Yes, I will tweet about my issues with underpants, but I also want to say things that matter. I don't want to be out on the town spreading messages I can't get behind. Which is good because I never leave my house."
On when she dies:
"When I die I want my friends to be like, 'She had a lot of fucking fun. She really lived it up." Now they could say, 'She was quite productive. She got a lot done. She had a cold very often. She had a cold a lot.' I feel like the part of my life where I rock out hasn't even started yet."
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Credit: Harper's Bazaar