‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Goes Plaid On Set, Talks Body Image To Maire Claire

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Lena Dunham from her HBO show Girls, is that she’s not afraid to take it all off.

The actress, writer and director kept is pretty much covered up today on the set of her hit show, sporting a blue hoodie and a seriously bizarre plaid skirt. Still, Lena is the only person I know who can pull that look off.

The actress opened up to the October issue of Marie Claire about her own body image and where she gets the confidence to strut around the screen naked. 

Her answer is a bit long, but it’s really beautiful, so I’m posting the whole thing:

“My parents both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful. But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known – and still know – that my body wasn’t fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body…This could very easily be taken out of context, and I think it’s funny now, but I remember looking in the mirror as a kid and it would be like for an hour at a time, and I’d be like, ‘I’m just so beautiful. Everybody is so lucky that they get to look at me.’ And of course that changes as you get older, but I may have held on to that little-kid feeling that was me alone in my bathroom.”

A very interesting answer from a very interesting girl. When I was kid I was way more focused on my flaws and definitely was not telling myself I’m perfect–but that should be what we tell the kids of today to do. Let’s make it so y’all!

Launch the gallery to check out all the photos of Lena–and even co-star Adam Driver–on the set of Girls. And check out Marie Claire for some stunning shots of Lena. Do you think her statement is as beautiful as I do? Sound off in the comments!