Girls is Lena Dunham’s comedy-drama collaboration with Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow. The HBO series put actors like Adam Driver, Allison Williams, and Andrew Rannells on the map. But are the original cast of Girls still friends?
Adam Driver admires Lena Dunham’s writing in ‘Girls’
Girls told the story of four female friends and how they navigated their lives post college. Driver played Dunham’s love interest throughout the show’s six seasons.
Working on Girls was a game changer for the now famed Star Wars actor. “I love [working with Lena]” Driver told the late Larry King. “She’s very specific in her writing and she’s very open with creating a space for everyone to try anything they want to.”
The cast of ‘Girls’ was close while working on the show
Girls debuted in 2012 and ended in 2017. After five years of working together on six seasons, the cast formed an understandable bond with one another.
“The least and the most satisfying thing about my job was my relationship with Lena,” Jemima Kirke, who played Jessa Johansson in the series, told Glamour. “In a good way. It definitely caused us to get closer [after 15 years of friendship,] and it caused us to fight. And then at the end of it, you know, [our relationship] was nicer.”
The rest of the cast, including Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams, felt similarly about working on Girls. For Dunham, the most satisfying part of working on the show was “learning to treasure collaboration.”
Zosia Mamet says the ‘Girls’ cast ‘got pulled in different directions’ after the show ended
During an interview with Us Weekly in 2019, The Flight Attendant star explained how the cast of Girls drifted apart after the HBO series was over. “We kind of got pulled in different directions,” she said. “Some of us have kids and all of us are married, and everybody goes off and does other jobs. So, sometimes it’s hard to keep in touch.”
Will there ever be a ‘Girls’ reunion?
It’s been almost 10 years since Girls debuted on HBO. While a cast reunion isn’t entirely impossible, it’s highly unlikely. Most of the cast are big stars with busy schedules now, including Dunham, Driver, and Mamet.
“I think when you end something, you sort of have to put it in a little special box in your heart somewhere,” Mamet told Us Weekly. She’s not entirely closed off from the idea of a Girls reunion, though. “If it were to come back, that would be joyous and wonderful — if not, you’re not, like, holding a candle and waiting, you know?”
Adam Driver jokes about not talking to ‘Girls’ cast anymore
During the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Driver denied having a “collegial relationship” with his Girls castmates.
“I don’t talk to them anymore,” Driver said laughing. “No, yeah, we still keep in contact. We see each other from time to time. [But] not so much.” After Girls wrapped, Driver went on to do films like Logan Lucky and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
To the delight of many fans, Driver will occasionally see some of the Girls cast who live in New York. “Jemima lives in my neighborhood,” Driver clarified. “I was just emailing with Lena the other day. I see Andrew every once and a while.”