Lena Dunham admitted the frequent nude scenes on her HBO series are getting harder and harder to do.
During a recent interview, the 29-year-old actress said it was easier to do them when she wasn’t famous.
“In some ways, it’s gotten harder,” Dunham told Refinery 29. “When I first started the show, I wasn’t in a relationship, no one knew who I was, I was just kind of living for the work. So when I took my clothes off on camera, it was just an extension of that.” (RELATED: Lena Dunham: The Way The Media Covers Clinton Is ‘Rabidly Sexist’)
“It didn’t occur to me that in the first season, TV critics and people on the internet would be seeing this.”
“Now, for better or worse, when I take my clothes off, I already can hear the din of the reaction. Part of getting older for me has actually been feeling more modest. Unfortunately, Hannah Horvath doesn’t always allow for that. I hope to reprise some of her nudity in this final season with vigor.”
Dunham said she has struggled with negative comments about her body.
“I didn’t feel pretty in high school, or really, in college,” she said. (RELATED: Lena Dunham: ‘I’m Riding The Hillary Train Into The White House!’)
“When I started to become a public figure, part of me expected people would react to me the way boys did in high school and say rude things, but part of me also expected people to be better than that.”
“So, there was a moment for me when I saw my first ‘her body is hideous’ comment. Part of me was like, ‘I told you so,’ and part of me was like, ‘I can’t believe this is what the adult real world is like.'” (RELATED: NYT: Lena Dunham ‘Disturbed’ By Clintons’ Attacks On Women)