How Lena Dunham Stunned Chris O’Dowd With Direction Of ‘Girls’
9:30 am, December 31st | by Laura Donovan
If we’ve learned anything from Lena Dunham’s wildly popular new HBO program “Girls,” it’s that the 26-year-old TV show creator is good at surprising people. She surely exceeded the expectations of many when she landed a $3.5 million book deal and dominated 2012, and the New York native also stunned actor Chris O’Dowd when she had his “Girls” character get married after a single episode.
Speaking to New York about his character spontaneously tying the knot with cast member Jemima Kirke’s onscreen persona in the last installment of season one, O’Dowd said:
“I was very surprised! She asked me to come in and do that one episode where I try to have a threesome with the girls, and it went well, so she asked me to come back, but I didn’t realize it would be to marry one of them! I couldn’t imagine. Only on a show like this, where that character is so unsuccessful in seduction, could he come back and marry one of the girls. I was as shocked as anybody.”
Maybe not as shocked as we’d be if we didn’t know he’s set to strip down for the series during season two:
“I do have to pose semi-nude for a painting at some stage, wearing a hat at a jaunty angle.”
I’ll be waiting not-so-patiently for that episode — and hope he pulls a Jason Segel in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Yeah…