Girls Guide: 10 Things You Need To Know About Hannah Horvath Aka Actress Lena Dunham
1. Hannah Horvath is the Carrie
To celebrate the launch of HBO's Emmy nominated Girls in the UK (Mon 22 Sept, 10pm, Sky Atlantic, this week we're giving you a guide to the four key female characters and actresses in the show critics have described as 'The Real Sex and the City'. First up let's meet the kooky, struggling writer Hannah Horvath, played by Lena Dunham.
If Girls is the realistic Sex and the City, then Hannah would be Carrie if she drank opium teas instead of cosmos, scribbled in her diary instead of her national newspaper column and had embarrassing sex.
Lena said to Grazia: "We want to make it clear that these girls moved to New York with the hope of an SATC lifestyle, and that's this ghost that's following them around."
- Emma Spedding