Lena Dunham discusses everything from having a hysterectomy to going through a painful breakup earlier this year during a chat with the Cut.
The 32-year-old, who didn’t have time to freeze her eggs before undergoing the operation, explains: “I was in too much pain to wait. It’s really amazing, in points of extreme distress, how things you thought were non-negotiable start to become negotiable.
“I thought I would do anything to have a kid naturally. Turned out that wasn’t true.”
Dunham admits that her first question when she woke up from the surgery was, “Did you find anything?”
Despite automatically assuming she’d overreacted, Dunham was told by the surgeon: “You have the most misshapen and diseased uterus I’ve seen in my entire career,” to which the actress replied, “This is vindication.”
The “Girls” star’s candid chat also sees her talk about Lorde and those romance rumours surrounding the “Royals” hitmaker and her ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff, whom she split from in early 2018 after five years together.
Dunham admits: “It was awful because I felt like a weird… I don’t think anything happened between them. I can never know someone else’s life. I have never spoken to Ella [Lorde] about it. We haven’t talked since Jack and I broke up. It was awful, and I couldn’t do anything about it except trust that what he was saying to me was true.”
Dunham adds of the split, which happened a month after her hysterectomy: “Our relationship probably lasted longer than it should have. He’s a very loyal person so he was not going to bail when the going got tough.
“He literally held my hand while I got an enema on New Year’s Eve while his family celebrated. But when you’re sick, so much energy goes into making sure the other person is well that you’re not even noticing maybe our schedules aren’t compatible.
“Maybe we want different things out of our lives. Maybe we have different attitudes about what family means. Maybe these essential questions that people have to ask themselves all the time are not being asked because we just want to make sure that I don’t pass out at the grocery store.”