In his message featured on the Girls episode of Inside the Actors Studio, Judd Apatow explained he was sitting out because the last time he was on James Lipton's stage, it took 11 hours. While 11 hours is a bit of an exaggeration, James has quite a few blue cards to get through. Naturally, for a one hour special, not every interesting morsel can be featured. But lucky for you, we've got exclusive unseen moments from the taping so you can enjoy every last ounce of Girls available.
1. Lena and Jemima were in 'Vogue' at 11 years old.
First of all, we found out that Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke have been friends since high school on the episode. But that's not how they met. They were both featured in a Vogue article on "high fashioned children" before they even knew each other! Lena explains seeing Jemima in the magazine and decided they had to meet. Lena approached Jemima in a bathroom at a school dance and the rest is herstory.
2. Jemima has tattooed Lena twice.
As Lena listed her many tattoos we found out that not only was she really getting tattooed in that scene in Tiny Furniture but that Jemima tattooed her a second time! We also learned that Lena now has an open sign inked on her behind, and is planning a cover up on her side. Plus - now you know next time you need at tattoo go to Jemima Kirke, she's apparently very good.
3. Lena might be done with acting.
Turns out Lena never meant to be an actor, but with low budgets and writing characters based on her own life, she often found herself stepping in front of and behind the camera at the same time. However, she admits it was "never my first instinct." Moving forward with her career, she says sees the limitation to doing both at once - and definitely perfers direction. She said, "The moments when im directing these girls and I'm not in front of the camera are some of the greatest moments of my life. I get to experience the pure joy of making cinema." We may be seeing much more "directed by" rather than "starring in" for her future endeavors.
4. Jemima Kirke made an excellent point about female nudity.
Jemima used being asked about being naked on the show as an opprotunity to point out the powerful use of nudity on Girls. She praises Lena for writing nudity for women in a non-sexual way, not often seen in film or TV. She proclaimed, "We need to see more girls standing there naked on the phone because they're naked on the f—-ing phone."
5. Zosia Mamet was in a movie with Ed O'Neil as a child.
Apparently, she wasn't very good...but we love the idea of watching Ed try to help a tiny Zosia who looks perfectly well and able when she's supposed to look helpless. We'll let you tell the hilarious story herself above.
6. Lena Dunham opened up about her sexual assualt.
In opening up on James' stage, she described her assault as "a nonconsenual, phsyically violating and violent experience that shifted my relatioship with sex and sexuality for the rest of her life." The star also spoke of her dedication to remove the stigma and shame around rape and its victims. "I think it will be a big part of my job for the rest of my life to fight that stigma and change the way we talk about those stories," Lena said. In the words of James Lipton, bravo.