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Lena Dunham looks chic in houndstooth blouse and maxi skirt at BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture Series


Lena Dunham appeared the BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series in London on Friday.

And the actress and screenwriter looked chic in a houndstooth blouse and matching maxi skirt.

The star, 36, paired the elegant set with a black handbag and statement jewelry for a pop of sparkle. 

Elegant: Lena Dunham appeared the BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture Series in London on Friday. And the actress and screenwriter looked chic in a houndstooth blouse and matching maxi skirt

Elegant: Lena Dunham appeared the BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series in London on Friday. And the actress and screenwriter looked chic in a houndstooth blouse and matching maxi skirt

Lena chose a long-sleeved patterned blouse with gold buttons, pairing it with a matching skirt that grazed her ankles.

Se added black closed toed shoes and a coordinating crossbody handbag slung across her torso.

Lena wore several necklaces with her brunette locks pulled back and her fringe off to one side.

She appeared at the Screenwriters’ Lecture Series at BAFTA on Friday; she is a writer/director/actress/producer.

Strike a pose: The star, 36, paired the elegant set with a black handbag and statement jewelry for a pop of sparkle

Strike a pose: The star, 36, paired the elegant set with a black handbag and statement jewelry for a pop of sparkle

In conversation: Lena chose a long-sleeved patterned blouse with gold buttons, pairing it with a matching skirt that grazed her ankles

In conversation: Lena chose a long-sleeved patterned blouse with gold buttons, pairing it with a matching skirt that grazed her ankles

Her appearance comes over a week after Lena shut down a bizarre rumor that she has been secretly feuding with director/actress Melissa Joan Hart. 

‘I’m not in a feud with anyone. I literally live in London and barely leave my home,’ the Girls star, 36, told the Who Weekly? podcast last month.

‘I’ve never met Melissa Joan Hart, never been in a room with her, never seen her. I did see all of Clarissa Explains It All and all of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.’ 

Interview: She appeared at the Screenwriters' Lecture Series at BAFTA on Friday; she is a writer/director/actress/producer

Interview: She appeared at the Screenwriters’ Lecture Series at BAFTA on Friday; she is a writer/director/actress/producer

She continued: ‘I only found out about this feud because Melissa Joan Hart said how much she was hearing about this feud, but let’s just say I didn’t hear about this feud until Melissa Joan Hart talked about how much she was hearing about this feud, do you know what I mean?’ 

The issue all began when celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi posted a blind item claiming that Melissa ‘has it out’ for Lena. 

It read: ‘They’ve been frenemies for a long time (Lena’s dad was friends with the creator of Clarissa Explains It All). The dinner party fight about child drag queens was just one piece of the puzzle.’ 

Lena’s father is artist Carroll Dunham and the creator of Clarissa Explains It All – which Melissa was the lead in from 1991 to 1994 – was Mitchell Kriegman. 

The post continued: ‘Melissa has a knack for alienating people in her life-they disappear like magic. Her views are controversial (and chaotic) and she gets really argumentative about them. I didn’t see the Instagram story but it’s common knowledge in both of their circles that they’ve been beefing for a while.’ 

Not true: Lena Dunham (pictured) is now shutting down the rumor that she and Melissa Joan Hart are 'beefing' after Melissa did the same last week

'I've never met Melissa Joan Hart (pictured), never been in a room with her, never seen her. I did see all of Clarissa Explains It All and all of Sabrina the Teenage Witch,' said Lena

Not true: Lena shut down the rumor that she and Melissa Joan Hart are ‘beefing’ after Melissa did the same last month

 Another tipster sent in a blind item that they had witnessed Anjelica Huston slamming Lena at a party after working on a Lifetime movie with Melissa.

Lena did confirm that her father and Kriegman ‘did play doubles tennis’ but she has never personally met him.

‘[Kriegman] gave me a Clarissa Explains It All T-shirt when I was 7, and also a denim jacket. It was very cool for me because I wasn’t a super popular child and it was exclusive cast gear,’ she explained during the podcast.

‘That being said, I never met Mitchell Kriegman, although I’m a fan and appreciate his support.’

As for the alleged Anjelica Huston connection, Lena simply stated that she ‘[doesn’t] think I’ve ever met’ the 71-year-old Addams Family star.

All in all, Lena was amazed by the way the rumor swiftly developed online and how no legitimate connections between the parties mentioned even exist.

‘Having never met any of the people involved in this story, and having barely exited my home since the year 2018, it was definitely a surprise, and I’m not gonna say it didn’t tickle me,’ she said.

‘I am a consumer of fake gossip, so it’s always interesting to me to see how the sausage gets made and then to hear you guys eat the sausage, spit it back out, and make something new with it.’

No feuds: 'I'm not in a feud with anyone. I literally live in London and barely leave my home,' the Girls star, 36, told the Who Weekly? podcast Tuesday; Lena seen in October

No feuds: ‘I’m not in a feud with anyone. I literally live in London and barely leave my home,’ the Girls star, 36, told the Who Weekly? podcast Tuesday; Lena seen in October



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