All Grown Up: Lena Dunham Promises Maturity on Season Four of Girls


Hannah Horvath is (finally) growing up.

At Variety and Women in Film’s pre-Emmy celebration Saturday night, the now-blonde Lena Dunham said that season four will usher in an era of maturation for the polarizing character and her buffet of BFFs.

“The coming season, I think, is a big season. It’s a big moment about having our characters make adult choices and learn that even when you’re doing your best, things don’t always fall into place exactly as you’d want them to,” she shared. “It was sort of a season of maturation and growth for the girls, and I think they go in exciting new directions.”

Dunham and on-screen beau Adam Driver are up for Emmys in their respective comedy acting categories, while home network HBO has the most chances to win with a total of 99 nominations—something Dunham attributes to the cabler’s “brilliant, daring” content.

As for whether her Girls alter ego will adopt Dunham’s new ’do… that’s still up for discussion.


Tune in to the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, live, tonight on NBC.