Lena Dunham Agrees to Watch Star Wars, Adam Driver Still Refuses to Watch Girls

HBO co-stars apparently make a pact to catch up on some movie and TV watching

By Marc Malkin Sep 17, 2014 1:29 PMTags
Girls, Lena Dunham, Adam DriverHBO/Mark Schaffer

Lena Dunham says she and Adam Driver have a pact that if she watches Star Wars, he's finally going to watch Girls.

"The funny thing is I've never actually seen Star Wars," Dunham recently told me. "I understand that this is a huge cultural phenomenon but I get none of the references. As a young woman growing up in New York City it's actually not that hard to avoid Star Wars. It's not that hard to move out of Star Wars circles."

But then Driver landed a part in director J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

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"Now I'm going to have to watch—to understand," Dunham said. "Adam's never watched Girls so we made a deal I would watch Star Wars if he watched Girls. We can commune about it like a book club."

Well, I caught up with Driver on Monday at the premiere of his new movie This is Where I Leave You (in theaters on Friday) and asked if he's going to go through with the deal.

"I don't think so," he said with a smile.

Then he said he still has to make good on a bet he lost to Girls executive producer Jenni Konner to watch the show.

Driver said, "I'm trying to delay that as much as possible."

Even so, we still think Lena should watch Star Wars.