Taylor Swift has invited pretty much ALL of her celebrity friends up on stage with her since kicking off her 1989 tour. But when Lena Dunham joined her and a bevy of their supermodel friends at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, she discovered the dark side of being in Swifty’s posse.
The 29-year-old Girls creator said during an interview with the HBO show’s producer Judd Apatow: ‘I was so thrilled to support my friend and so displeased to learn about the truth of my own height.’
‘I’ve been feeling pretty tall, feeling pretty sturdy, and it was amazing to me, like: “Oh, I’m not tall. I’m chubby.”‘
Lena was papped taking her position on stage at the Jumbotron alongside Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld and, of course, Taylor. Considering she’s such a body-confident, sassy lady, it’s kind of sad to hear Lena comparing herself to other women in this way. But hey, we’re only human, right?
In her trusty tongue-in-cheek tone, she went on: ‘I mean, on most days, I feel really great and fine about my body, but I don’t think standing next to, like, three supermodels or so is anything even the most confident woman needs to do.’
But the actress did admit that it was probably just the context of the situation that had her feeling so unsure of herself, adding: ‘When I socialize with those women, which I’ve done a little bit, because they’re good friends of Taylor’s, who is a good friend of mine, I don’t feel so strange.’
‘But the minute I caught sight of myself in the Jumbotron, I knew something was very wrong.’
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Lena’s confession came during her chat with Judd, which was hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. And the producer actually had some very wise (and hilarious) words of comfort for his colleague.
‘I feel like there’s people, and people look like normal people, and then there’s, like, Chris Hemsworth and Brad Pitt people, and we can’t really compare ourselves to them, because they are aliens.’
Never a truer word said. Swifty, with her perfect hair, legs-that-go-on-forever and never-ending niceness, is a total alien.
Don’t be so hard on yourself next time, Ms D!