Lena Dunham, (left in the picture) if you don’t know, is the the creator and star of the HBO series “Girls” which stars Brian Williams’ daughter Allison (far right) as well as Zosia Mamet, the daughter of filmmaker David Mamet. In an interview with ESPN’s Bill Simmons this week, Dunham said it’s ridiculous to think that the young ladies in “Girls” got their jobs because of their prominent, well-connected parents, including that Williams guy.
“In my house, growing up, we only watched Charlie Rose and weird PBS forms of news. I’m a Brian Williams fan, but I really didn’t know who he was,” says Dunham. “Until I met him, I was picturing who I believed to be Peter Jennings … my knowledge of newscasters and picking them out of a lineup [is poor].”
Dunham was at 30 Rock Wednesday appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” No word if she ran into Williams. As TVNewser reported earlier, Sarah Heyward, daughter of former CBS News president Andrew Heyward is the story editor on “Girls.” The season finale is Sunday on HBO.