Lena Dunham set off a firestorm of headlines this week when it was revealed that she apparently told Glamour magazine that she was thinking about leaving acting.

"I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore," the Girls creator and star told the mag. "I'm always relieved on the days I don't have to. I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts."

Turns out, she's not going anywhere.

When I asked her last night at the Girls panel at the Television Academy if she was quitting acting, she said without missing a beat, "No!"

 Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Andrew Rannells, Girls Cast

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So, there you have it—Dunham will remain in front of the cameras!

"I'm of two minds about this," her costar Allison Williams said. "Number one she's so phenomenally talented as an actress--and I can say that first hand--that it would be sad if she stopped. That said, part two is that if she's going to be writing roles for women I would like to be the first in line because she writes such good stuff for women and men.

"She's just a phenomenal writer," Willams continued. "So I know she'll do whatever she feels like doing. I just hope she doesn't stop acting because she's so good."

Co-star Jemima Kirke cracked, "Didn't Jay-Z say he was going to quit rapping awhile ago?"

For more from the Girls event, tune into E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

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