Not only has the hit HBO show Girls made the lives of the characters a water cooler topic in break rooms across the country, but the cast members of the hit series are now reporting exciting news in their own lives both professionally and personally. Not since Carrie and Co. from Sex and the City, have we seen a group of women getting through life in the big city told with such wit and smart dialogue, but this time with a lot less money and very unglamorous jobs.
The show has been a big success for Lena Dunham, who is the creator and star of the hit series on HBO. The 26-year-old is often referred to as “the voice of her generation,” which is a line taken right out of the very first episode of Girls. Dunham seems to have been foreshadowing her role in pop culture when she wrote that line. The show has been nominated eight times and has won two Golden Globes.
Dunham is set to host Saturday Night Live on March 8, 2014. This will be her first hosting gig for the show. Dunham will be joined by musical guest The National. There will be much anticipation for Girls skit during the show, it would not be the first parody on SNL for the show. In September, Tina Fey played a new character from Albania. Dunham claimed to have been thrilled by the light-hearted skit, calling it “an honor.”
Adam Driver, who plays Dunham’s boyfriend on Girls, is yet another cast member with big news. Driver is rumored to be in talks to play a villain in Star Wars: Episode VII. For those familiar with his character in Girls, this could be the perfect role for Driver. His quirky behavior and out of control anger in the series suggest he could easily transform into an evil villain. Driver is the first character to be announced for the JJ Abrams production. The film is scheduled to open in theaters on Dec.18, 2015. The remaining cast members should be announced by the end of March 2014.
Allison Williams, who plays Marnie in the hit series has her own big news to share, she has announced her engagement to her boyfriend of three years, Ricky Van Veen. Veen is one of the co-founders of the online blog College Humor, and an intricate part of developing Vimeo. Williams is the daughter of NBC anchor Brian Williams. The two are looking forward to planning their nuptials and Williams is looking forward to having children with her future husband one day. Williams plans on leaving showbiz behind when the time comes to raise a family with Van Veen. The two met through mutual friends.
No doubt that each cast member of Girls will be announcing big news in the future if Girls continues down the award-winning road of success. The actors on the show each bring an important and unique vibe which fuels the originality and success of the show. The writing may be superior, but the delivery by the actors is what makes the show charming, real, and something relatable no matter the age. With three seasons in and no signs of the series losing momentum, the future looks bright for the struggling young adults from Brooklyn. It will be fun to watch each cast members personal growth as actors in different venues.
By Christina Thompson