Lena Dunham Talks About HBO’s ‘Camping’ And Her Health | TODAY
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Lena Dunham Talks About HBO’s ‘Camping’ And Her Health | TODAY


>>WE LOVE YOU, NICOLE.>>THERE YOU GO, MY COMB.>>THERE YOU GO, MY COMB. GUYS. GUYS.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. DYLAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. DYLAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE’RE HERE CHATTING WITH THE WE’RE HERE CHATTING WITH THE MULTI-TALENTED LENA DUNHAM, HER MULTI-TALENTED LENA DUNHAM, HER AWARD WINNING SHOW WRAPPED LAST AWARD WINNING SHOW WRAPPED LAST YEAR. YEAR. NOW SHE IS BACK WITH A BRAND-NEW NOW SHE IS BACK WITH A BRAND-NEW COMEDY SERIES ON HBO. COMEDY SERIES ON HBO.>>SHE IS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER>>SHE IS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ABOUT A SHOW “CAMPING” THE GREAT ABOUT A SHOW “CAMPING” THE GREAT OUTDOORS BRINGS OUT WILD OUTDOORS BRINGS OUT WILD FERNALITY CLASHFERN FERNALITY CLASHFERN PERSONALITY CLASHES. PERSONALITY CLASHES. JENNIFER GARNER IS KATHERINE THE JENNIFER GARNER IS KATHERINE THE TYPE A. TYPE A.>>I’M ’PLACE PEOPLE CALL, THEY>>I’M ’PLACE PEOPLE CALL, THEY CALL ME, I’M THEIR PLACE TO CALL ME, I’M THEIR PLACE TO FALL. FALL.>>YOU WERE SO BUSY PLANNING>>YOU WERE SO BUSY PLANNING THIS TRIP. THIS TRIP. I GUESS SHE WANTED TO GIVE YOU I GUESS SHE WANTED TO GIVE YOU THE SPACE TO DO THAT. THE SPACE TO DO THAT.>>I’M ORGANIZING IT BECAUSE I’M>>I’M ORGANIZING IT BECAUSE I’M THE TOUCHDOM. THE TOUCHDOM.>>LENA, GOOD MORNING.>>LENA, GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. FIRST OF ALL A SHOW ABOUT FIRST OF ALL A SHOW ABOUT CAMPING. CAMPING. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A COOL IDEA. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A COOL IDEA. IS THIS SOMETHING IN YOUR IS THIS SOMETHING IN YOUR WHEELHOUSE? WHEELHOUSE?>>NO, THIS IS AN ADAPTATION OF>>NO, THIS IS AN ADAPTATION OF AN AMAZING BRITISH SERIES BY AN AMAZING BRITISH SERIES BY JULIE DAVIS, JENNY CAUGHT ON, IT JULIE DAVIS, JENNY CAUGHT ON, IT WAS SOMETHING TO DO, TRANSPOSING WAS SOMETHING TO DO, TRANSPOSING IT ON TO A CALIFORNIA NIGHTMARE, IT ON TO A CALIFORNIA NIGHTMARE, BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN CAMPING SENSE BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN CAMPING SENSE I WAS 12. I WAS 12. I DON’T PLAN TO EVER GO AGO EN. I DON’T PLAN TO EVER GO AGO EN.>>I WAS GOING TO SAY, WHEN I>>I WAS GOING TO SAY, WHEN I THINK OF YOU, I DON’T THINK OF THINK OF YOU, I DON’T THINK OF YOU GOING CAMPING. YOU GOING CAMPING.>>I’M WHAT YOU CALL A COMFORT>>I’M WHAT YOU CALL A COMFORT QUEEN. QUEEN. I WANT TO BE IN A BED 24 HOURS A I WANT TO BE IN A BED 24 HOURS A DAY WITH A CLEAR DIVIDE BETWEEN DAY WITH A CLEAR DIVIDE BETWEEN ME AND THE OUT OF DOORS. ME AND THE OUT OF DOORS.>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT JENNIFER GARNER WHO IS REALLY JENNIFER GARNER WHO IS REALLY GOOD, SHE MANAGED TO MAKE THIS GOOD, SHE MANAGED TO MAKE THIS ADORABLE LIKABLE JENNIFER ADORABLE LIKABLE JENNIFER GARNER, THIS CHARACTER IS KIND GARNER, THIS CHARACTER IS KIND OF ANNOYING. OF ANNOYING.>>YOU WANT TO SLAP HER.>>YOU WANT TO SLAP HER.>>I FEEL IF THAT IS THE ONE>>I FEEL IF THAT IS THE ONE THING THIS SERIES, WE HAVE DONE THING THIS SERIES, WE HAVE DONE THE UNTHINKABLE. THE UNTHINKABLE.>>WAS IT TOUGH TO GET HER BACK>>WAS IT TOUGH TO GET HER BACK TO TV OR SOMETHING SHE WAS TO TV OR SOMETHING SHE WAS LOOKING TO DO? LOOKING TO DO?>>SHE WAS SO GAME.>>SHE WAS SO GAME. I THINK THAT SOMETHING PEOPLE I THINK THAT SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T MAYBE FULLY INSURANCE DON’T MAYBE FULLY INSURANCE ABOUT JEN IS HOW SHE, WHEN ABOUT JEN IS HOW SHE, WHEN PEOPLE KNOW SHE SHE’S FUN, SHE’S PEOPLE KNOW SHE SHE’S FUN, SHE’S CHARMING. CHARMING. SHE IS CAPABLE OF MIXING HER SHE IS CAPABLE OF MIXING HER MUMMER WITH THE SORT OF HARD MUMMER WITH THE SORT OF HARD EDGE AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT EDGE AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT SHE WAS READY TO DO SOMETHING SHE WAS READY TO DO SOMETHING THAT STRETCHED HER IN THIS THAT STRETCHED HER IN THIS PARTICULAR WAY SO WHEN WE SENT PARTICULAR WAY SO WHEN WE SENT HER THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTS, SHE HER THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTS, SHE SIGNED ON A DAY LATER. SIGNED ON A DAY LATER. I FELT LIKE WE WERE GETTING I FELT LIKE WE WERE GETTING PUMPED. PUMPED.>>BUT ALSO HAVING YOUR NAME>>BUT ALSO HAVING YOUR NAME ATTACHED, ARE YOU ALSO AN ATTACHED, ARE YOU ALSO AN INCREDIBLE WRITER. INCREDIBLE WRITER. ARE YOU THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ARE YOU THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THIS SERIES. OF THIS SERIES. SO WHAT, DID YOU WRITE SOME OF SO WHAT, DID YOU WRITE SOME OF THE SCRIPTS, HOW, WHAT IS YOUR THE SCRIPTS, HOW, WHAT IS YOUR INVOLVEMENT? INVOLVEMENT?>>I DID.>>I DID. I WROTE — I WROTE SIX OF THE I WROTE — I WROTE SIX OF THE SCRIPTS, SIX OF THE EIGHT. SCRIPTS, SIX OF THE EIGHT. I WROTE SOME WITH OTHER AMAZING I WROTE SOME WITH OTHER AMAZING WRITERS, JENNY CONNOR, TRAYVON WRITERS, JENNY CONNOR, TRAYVON FREE. FREE. THERE WERE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE ON THERE WERE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE ON THIS STAFF AND THEN I JUST SPENT THIS STAFF AND THEN I JUST SPENT TIME ON SET TRYING TO YOU KNOW TIME ON SET TRYING TO YOU KNOW HELP HONE THE VISION AND MAKE HELP HONE THE VISION AND MAKE SURE THE ACTORS FELT SURE THE ACTORS FELT COMFORTABLE, ENGAGED WITH THEIR COMFORTABLE, ENGAGED WITH THEIR CHARACTERS. CHARACTERS.>>YOU DID HAVE TO CAMP.>>YOU DID HAVE TO CAMP. YOU WENT TO THE SET. YOU WENT TO THE SET.>>YES, WE WERE THERE ON A>>YES, WE WERE THERE ON A MOUNTAIN IN CALIFORNIA AND I MOUNTAIN IN CALIFORNIA AND I HAVE TO SAY LIKE EVEN, YOU KNOW, HAVE TO SAY LIKE EVEN, YOU KNOW, THE 12 HOURS A DAY OF VERY THE 12 HOURS A DAY OF VERY PROTECTED OUTDOORS WOMANS TIME PROTECTED OUTDOORS WOMANS TIME IT WAS TOO MUCH FOR ME. IT WAS TOO MUCH FOR ME.>>YOU TALK ON YOUR INSTAGRAM>>YOU TALK ON YOUR INSTAGRAM BIO. BIO. IT SAYS, WRITING SAVED MY LIFE, IT SAYS, WRITING SAVED MY LIFE, I THINK THAT’S DOANPE. I THINK THAT’S DOANPE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN WRITING SAVES WHAT DO YOU MEAN WRITING SAVES YOUR LIFE IN. YOUR LIFE IN.>>I THINK WERE I NOT A WRITER I>>I THINK WERE I NOT A WRITER I WOULD HAVE NO WAY TO UNDERSTAND WOULD HAVE NO WAY TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITY AND THE THE COMPLEXITY AND THE CHALLENGES AND THE DARKNESS OF CHALLENGES AND THE DARKNESS OF THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING HUMAN, THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING HUMAN, PARTICULARLY BEING A HUMAN WOMAN PARTICULARLY BEING A HUMAN WOMAN AT THIS TIME IN, YOU KNOW, IN AT THIS TIME IN, YOU KNOW, IN HISTORY AND THIS COUNTRY. HISTORY AND THIS COUNTRY. THERE IS SO MUCH TO PARCE SO THERE IS SO MUCH TO PARCE SO MANY CHALLENGES OF EXISTING IN A MANY CHALLENGES OF EXISTING IN A BODY, I’VE ALWAYS GRAPPLED WITH BODY, I’VE ALWAYS GRAPPLED WITH MY PHYSICAL HEALTH, MY MENTAL MY PHYSICAL HEALTH, MY MENTAL HEALTH. HEALTH. AND SO TO HAVE WRITING AS A WAY AND SO TO HAVE WRITING AS A WAY TO DIG DEEPER, EXPRESS MYSELF TO DIG DEEPER, EXPRESS MYSELF AND CONNECTICUT TO OTHER PEOPLE, AND CONNECTICUT TO OTHER PEOPLE, IT TRULY IS THE REASON THAT I IT TRULY IS THE REASON THAT I EXIST. EXIST.>>AND YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO>>AND YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH, PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST MUCH, PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. COUPLE OF YEARS. YOU WROTE A BEAUTIFUL PIECE FOR YOU WROTE A BEAUTIFUL PIECE FOR “VOGUE” ABOUT HAVING A HIST “VOGUE” ABOUT HAVING A HIST HYSTERECTOMY HYSTERECTOMY HYSTERECTOMY, YOU STRUGGLE WITH HYSTERECTOMY, YOU STRUGGLE WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS. ENDOMETRIOSIS. IT’S BEEN A TIME FOR YOU. IT’S BEEN A TIME FOR YOU.>>I CAN’T SAY THE LAST FEW>>I CAN’T SAY THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN EASY. YEARS HAVE BEEN EASY. IT’S BEEN A TIME AND SOME OF IT’S BEEN A TIME AND SOME OF THAT HAS BEEN BECAUSE OF MY OWN THAT HAS BEEN BECAUSE OF MY OWN BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR. I’VE GROWN UP. I’VE GROWN UP. I’VE DEVELOPED IN THE SPOTLIGHT I’VE DEVELOPED IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR BETTER OR WORSE AND I’VE FOR BETTER OR WORSE AND I’VE ALWAYS DEALT WITH THE CHALLENGE ALWAYS DEALT WITH THE CHALLENGE OF MY OWN BODY TURNING AGAINST OF MY OWN BODY TURNING AGAINST ME. ME. SO IT’S BEEN A TIME OF SO IT’S BEEN A TIME OF TREMENDOUS LOSS AND TREMENDOUS TREMENDOUS LOSS AND TREMENDOUS CHANGE AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT WHEN CHANGE AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT WHEN PEOPLE SAID LIKE YOU KNOW WITH PEOPLE SAID LIKE YOU KNOW WITH LOSS COMES A LOT OF GAIN AND A LOSS COMES A LOT OF GAIN AND A LOT OF POWER. LOT OF POWER. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WAS BS. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WAS BS. BUT IT TURNED OUT IT’S TRUE. BUT IT TURNED OUT IT’S TRUE. THERE WAS A LOT THAT I’VE ALSO THERE WAS A LOT THAT I’VE ALSO GONE AND AF GAINED A GREAT SENSE GONE AND AF GAINED A GREAT SENSE OF COMMUNITY BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN OF COMMUNITY BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WRITE ABOUT MY ABLE TO WRITE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AND OTHER WOMEN HAVE EXPERIENCE AND OTHER WOMEN HAVE REACHED BACK TO ME. REACHED BACK TO ME.>>LENA, REAL QUICK, IS THERE>>LENA, REAL QUICK, IS THERE GOING TO BE A GIRL’S MOVIE? GOING TO BE A GIRL’S MOVIE? WE’RE WONDERING AND WAITING. WE’RE WONDERING AND WAITING.>>I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO A>>I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO A GIRL’S MOVIE. GIRL’S MOVIE. I THOUGHT WE SHOULD ESTABLISH A I THOUGHT WE SHOULD ESTABLISH A JUMP. JUMP. I WANT WOMEN TO DEAL WITH PERI I WANT WOMEN TO DEAL WITH PERI MENOPAUSE. MENOPAUSE.>>LENA, THANK YOU.>>LENA, THANK YOU. A LOVELY TIP. A LOVELY TIP. MAYBE IN THEIR 30s. MAYBE IN THEIR 30s.>>I PERSONALLY DON’T GET IT>>I PERSONALLY DON’T GET IT ANYMORE ANYMORE ANYMORE. ANYMORE. I WHO WANT THE CAST TO COME WITH I WHO WANT THE CAST TO COME WITH ME. ME.>>EVERY TIME YOU COME HERE, YOU>>EVERY TIME YOU COME HERE, YOU LEAVE US WITH A DOOZEE.

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