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Lena Dunham got quite emotional when she shot a guest spot on Scandal.

"I started to cry when I saw the actual OPA set," Dunham says.

If you haven't heard, the Girls star plays a woman named Kinky Sue—Yup, Kinky Sue—in an upcoming episode titled "It's Good to be Kink."

ABC recently released stills from the episode that show Dunham wearing a red wig similar to the one she wore on Saturday Night Live to parody Scandal.

Dunham's producing partner Jenni Konner visited her on the Scandal set.

Scandal, Lena Dunham

ABC/Nicole Wilder

"We were so happy," Dunham told me yesterday at the Girls PaleyFest panel at The Dolby Theatre. "Shonda [Rhimes] gave us these backpacks that said like, 'Now, you're a Gladiator, too.' Now we have Scandal calendars, Scandal notepads. I gave my dad the Scandal soundtrack because he really wanted it."

No surprise, but Dunham and Konner hope to snag Kerry Washington for a trip to Brooklyn.

"We want her to play something deeply different than what we've seen before because another fact about Kerry is, she's really funny," Dunham said. "You can see it when she hosts SNL…She's been in a Wayans Brothers movie.

"She's really funny," Konner said.

Dunham added, "I want to Kerry to let her freak flag fly...Her work as Olivia is so beautiful and strong and contained so we need to let her do something just goofy."

For more scoop from Lena Dunham, check out E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.