Lena Dunham certainly isn't ashamed of her body. The Girls creator and star frequently appears naked on screen, in part to prove that people of all shapes and sizes strip down–not just stick-thin models.
Dunham clearly loves her body the way it is, and that's awesome and inspirational. But that doesn't mean she doesn't want to take care of it, too. She went on The Late Show With David Letterman and discussed her newfound love of fitness.
The 28-year-old said she was inspired to get in shape by her 65-year-old parents, who both "look really hot" after adopting a healthy lifestyle. "You're more than twice my age, and I look like a bag of trash next to you," she says she told her parents. She the entire interview here:
Like Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebs, Dunham has taken up the Tracy Anderson Method, which is a mat-based workout, similar to Pilates, with movements that Dunham says "look easy, but are torturous." She's also been into AcroYoga, which combines typical yoga poses with partner moves and "therapeutic flying."
Lately, she's been sharing shots of her workouts on Instagram, and they look pretty impressive:
After the appearance on Letterman, she preemptively struck back against critics who might say she's selling out by getting fit. "I don't think anyone's gonna be like, 'You look so good it's ruined my life,'" she told People. "There's nothing anti-feminist about being healthy."
After all, if Dunham has sent any message to Hollywood, it's that you can look however you want–super-fit included–and still deserve respect. And you get extra kudos if you can do yoga upside down, because that looks really hard.
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