Lena Dunham's Best Friend Rejected Role Of Marnie In 'Girls' For A Career In Politics

02 November 2013 by

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It's the show that took its creator and lead Lena Dunham and her co-stars from relative unknowns to instantly recognizable stars and the saviours and unwavering voices of our generation, but it appears that not all were so keen to jump on board the hurtling train that is Girls. Lena Dunham's best friend Audrey Gelman, a rising star in New York City’s political circuit, was the producers’ first choice to play Marnie, a role now played by Alison Williams.

While in initial castings, Gelman, who was then press secretary to then-Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, was a favourite for the role, but she turned it down in exchange of a smaller one in order to continue her work for Stringer. It's not all sad times for the fast rising lady, however, as she is a rising star and has even been the subject of many profile articles published in the New York Times, The New York Observer, and Vogue. All's well that end's well then, as we personally couldn't picture anyone else better suited to play the perfectly uptight Marnie than Ms Williams

The new teaser trailer for Season 3 of Girls was released a few months ago, featuring a series of behind-the-scenes Instagram snaps. We see Hannah and Marnie in their bikinis (could a trip to the Hamptons be on the cards?), Shoshanna looking pretty high fashion, plus Hannah and Adam having a snuggle. Although it doesn't hit the silver screen until next year, we collected together everything we know about the new season, so while we wait for the reunion, read up on your favourite girls here.


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