I recently auditioned for a new television show for HBO. The script was awesome and so I did some research on the writer to find out where it came from… and that was when I was blown away by Miss Lena Dunham. Lena is a 24 year old chick who is doing all the stuff I talk about doing. She is awesome. I knew I would be reading for her, so I assumed she would be way too cool for me and I would never make a good impression and obviously, never get the job. Women that are accomplished, artistic and creative could never be cool and fun and goofy like me. It would be impossible.
Boy, was I wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Not only was she incredibly intelligent, but she was kind and humble. She was warm and open and enthusiastic and not at all “cool”. I was so excited that I told my manager I wanted to be friends with her. I asked if I could get her email.
My manager, always doing her job well, helped me rationalize my enthusiasm and pulled in the “stalker” reins by suggesting she give my email to Lena and let her decide to make the first move.
Lo! And behold! She did! And now we are friends. How cool is that?
I am so inspired by people who follow their dreams. People who say they want to do something and actually do it. What an amazing thing that is–so simple and yet so rare. Check her out. http://lenadunham.com