Allison Williams Reveals How She Really Feels About Lena Dunham

The actress weighed in on her candid former Girls co-star.

By Samantha Schnurr Jan 08, 2019 9:03 PMTags
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No matter if they're on screen or off, Allison Williams and Lena Dunham will always be yin and yang. 

The Girls co-stars have racked up years of friendship since being cast on Dunham's hit HBO series back in 2012. At the time, Williams was an aspiring actress while her director was on the heels of her 2010 independent film's success. All these years later, they're both critically acclaimed stars with major projects under their belts. Of course, with success comes some drama. 

During an interview with Williams, Sirius XM Radio Andy host Andy Cohen broached the topic of Dunham's many public apologies, referencing The Cut's recently published list

"What is your reaction as someone who's obviously known her. You understand all the nuances of her and everything—what's your reaction to all of the…there was a moment in time where she was trending on Twitter like once a week and people were like, 'People are mad at Lena Dunham for this or that…'"

He continued, "What do we not know about her or what do you know about her that would help kind of explain…"

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"A lot of this is the reason we were cast opposite each other…my instinct is to avoid risk at all cost and she just has a different calculation," the Series of Unfortunate Events star explained. "She's not as scared about it as I am."

Williams continued, "I wake up in the morning and I'm like, 'Dear whoever, I hope I don't make anyone upset today'...and she's like, 'I'm going to tell the truth and if it upsets people, that's you know something that happened' I just think it's a totally different calculation."

Ultimately, their differences is what helped her land her breakout role. "I think when they saw us together in my audition, they were like, 'Of course, it's yin and yang."

And, nearly two years after the show has wrapped, the love remains the same no matter how many public apologies Dunham has issued. 

"She's so sweet and good and I just love her," the actress candidly told Cohen. "I'll always love her."