Lena Dunham has a narcissistic, crazy story about how Brad Pitt loves her

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I’m not sure how many people remember this, but last year, the cast of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood came out for the London premiere, and there were some really awkward moments on that carpet. Those awkward moments involved Lena Dunham looking like she was wearing a skinned Muppet, and then Lena trying to kiss Brad Pitt on the mouth in front of cameras. I found the photos stupidly funny and absolutely cringeworthy. Some people argued that Lena “assaulted” Brad. Which… I’m still not going that far. I think it’s mostly Lena being awkward AF and not understanding personal-space boundaries. She probably also thought that she and Brad were close enough to kiss in greeting. Anyway, Lena has some new sh-t to say about that awkwardness with Brad, and about their friendship:

Lena Dunham is setting the record straight on that infamous Brad Pitt photo. The Girls alum made headlines in July 2019 when she was photographed sharing an embrace with her co-star Pitt at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in London. When the photo made its way online, it was deemed “awkward,” but Dunham is telling a different story.

While on Watch What Happens Live on Monday night, Dunham cleared up speculation about the photo and her friendship with the actor during a game of “Spit on Pitt.” When talking about working with Pitt on Once Upon a Time, Dunham told host Andy Cohen, “Well, I actually had the pleasure of knowing him a little bit previously, so I wasn’t going in totally blind. But when I showed up to set, I didn’t have some major megastar part, I was in a really great ensemble of girls so, I didn’t expect…I expected, you know, a friendly hello from Brad. And I think what happened was the best thing that’s maybe ever happened to me.”

“He was doing a scene where he was parking a car and he’s supposed to get out and look around and he looked around and saw me at the edge of frame and came over and picked me up and spun me around,” Dunham recalled. “And it was like…it was like in one of those movies where the nerd shows up at the prom and the hottest guy at school is like, ‘Would you care to dance?’”

“He’s a truly kind person who can read the room,” Dunham shared. “And I was super nervous because I was around so many idols of mine and he made me feel pretty cool.”

Dunham went on to tell Cohen that she wanted to clear up something involving Pitt…that red carpet photo.

“I don’t know if you remember there was a sort of awkward photo taken of the two of us,” the actress noted. “Well, the way the internet read it was I had somehow physically accosted him causing him a great deal of stress…I would never force a kiss on Brad Pitt. I respect him far too much as an artist and a friend. Later that night because he knew I felt nervous, he took me into a room and we secretly ate pizza and I told him I like his ring and he gave it to me. And I wear it and every time I wear it, something amazing happens.”

[From E! News]

For whatever reason, I was reminded of all of Lena’s dumb excuses about how she didn’t behave inappropriately with her sister when they were both children. Lena’s special snowflake syndrome means that everything and everyone revolves around her, so of course a story of how she behaved inappropriately on a red carpet becomes a story about how she’s so amazing and only Brad Pitt could see that in her and he loves her so much that he gave her a ring when they had a secret pizza date. I can’t.

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  1. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Lena’s still on her BS I see…pretty sad that with every passing year, she’s STILL this stunted as a human being

  2. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    This woman is truly gross AF.

  3. Mtec says:

    No surprise a person who sexually abused her own sister & is a rape apologists would have trouble understanding boundaries.

  4. GR says:

    I think if a grown woman still acts like an especially self-centered 13yo, there’s genuinely something off about her.

  5. TQ says:

    Never liked her or saw her appeal. Never watched her show either. Such a narcissist!

  6. Annaloo. says:

    Could you imagine being in lockdown with her?


    • Aoife says:

      I would rather just end it.

    • Nestaw says:

      In France here! So just recovering from a nearly tree month long total lockdown in *MY* tiny flat, stucked with my overly narcissist and straight abusing big sister… only.
      Now I need to see a specialist to deal with my anxiety overload and being on Xanax everyday to help me get over my littteral trauma. No joke.
      Now I hate my apartment and want to move from here asap.

      So yeah, can quite relate being stuck with this psycho. I now it’s a strong word but I get so much abusive vibes from this woman I can’t. Reminds my to much of my own personal life sucking nightmare of a sibling.

  7. brinibini says:

    I don’t know if some rich dude giving you a ring that he was wearing is that special.It probably wasn’t even his own.

    • Cate says:

      I’m sure he didn’t give 2 effs about that ring but she acts like they are engaged.

  8. Züri says:

    She is so delusional and insufferable.

  9. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    This woman has some major issues and clearly lives in denial. She comes across as a psycho. Hope Brad has a legit security system at his house!

  10. T says:

    Sure, Jan.

  11. ChloeCat says:

    She sounds like someone I know, a delusional, narcissistic, unattractive woman who thinks every man she meets is in love with her. She also had a very spoiled upbringing.

    • Arch says:

      I read it like he was just being friendly and she’s sharing the story to make herself look less of an overly affectionate creep. As if they wouldn’t have hooked up if HE’D wanted it (and consequently Dunham bragging about it).

  12. Sid says:

    She’s a creep. Seriously.

  13. Ashley says:

    I’m just here to say her whole scene in OUATH wasn’t some big Oscar worthy part, much less a reason to wear that on the red carpet (attention), and I’m not sure I would even brag about playing some creepy cult member for all of 5 minutes. It was my least favorite part of the movie.

    • Meg says:

      Yup and her face, posing so hard means she had no idea how bad her dress was IMO

    • bananapanda says:

      I forgot she was even in the movie! I barely recognized her during that scene except (sorry but it’s true) she stuck out bc she was the chubbiest of the hippie girls at Spahn Ranch and my mind went “wait is that Lena Dunham? Why is she in this?”

      BTW: Margaret Qualley was great in this movie!

  14. sodapopcat says:

    Continuing to dislike her, but I must say that dress is incredibly cool.

  15. Izzy says:

    Cripes alfrightey, she’s back.

  16. Mina_Esq says:

    Oh honey, that man was married to The Angelina.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      harsh, but aptly put.

      I mean, you don’t even have to compare the physical differences, though they are stark. think of what kind of person Jolie is (fighting for the abused, down-trodden, oppressed and less fortunate) compared with what kind of person Dunham is (don’t even have to say it).

      as the kids say “PUH-leeeez!”

      that ring was probably something a fan gave him on the red carpet. and he was like “great, I can get rid of this”.

    • Lauren II says:

      Married to Jen too. Brad handled Lena’s shit really well. Most men would have been repulsed. Kudos to Brad- LD is frightening.

  17. lemonylips says:

    I could never stand her. Didn’t like the Girls, all of the characters made me feel uncomfortable being represented by them in any way, as a woman. I liked Kirke, she had a cool looking vibe, but that wasn’t enough for me to watch it. I have no idea what happened with Dunham’s sister but I don’t ever want to either. Why is she still getting any attention?

  18. Ana Maria says:

    that last picture is priceless, like everyone is aware Lena is trying to eat Brad alive but want no part of it, look at Leo’s face🤣

    • whatWHAT? says:

      every time I see that all I can think is that it looks like she’s kissing his wax figure.

      not because of his face or anything, just the body language. he’s so STILL, like a statue. like “I don’t even want to touch her”.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ ANA MARIA-HA 🤣 HA 🤣 HA 🤣 HA 🤣
      Thanks, I didn’t catch that!

  19. Valerie says:

    Huge yikes.

  20. Christy says:

    This has nothing to do with her looks and everything to do with her being a creepy habitual liar. I don’t know why she still has a career tbh.

  21. Alyse says:

    Just enjoying Costa Ronin on the end of that last photo. Love that man! Favourite character in The Americans, and was disappointed his OUAT role wasn’t bigger.

    • Queen Meghan's Hand says:

      Justice for Oleg!
      Now I have a reason to (begrudgingly) watch this movie.

  22. Arch says:

    I think Brad Pitt is just a really nice guy, as in colleague and friend, but a horrible partner. That’s just my take as a gossip reader who’s been watching and reading about celebs since my early teens. Here he’s just warm and friendly and playful with her (he loves his indie friends and acquaintances).

  23. Anna says:

    Good lord. The pictures made me gag.

  24. lucy2 says:

    Well, she still has learned nothing – you don’t “force a kiss” on ANYONE, whether you like or respect them as an artist or not.

  25. Curious says:

    But Kaiser, how did she act inappropriately on the red carpet? Sure, the images are cringe AF, but the video from the red carpet shows her going in to kiss a friend hello, pretty standard stuff.

    Also, I’m usually pretty much in agreement on how Lena makes everything about her (can’t stand her), but to her credit, I read her response to Andy about what happened as her making it about him more than her? Like she’s trying to say, look at what a kind guy he is, he even looked out for little ol’ me. Which, yes, can come across as still making it about herself, but honestly, this is Lena we’re talking about and this is probably the tamest and reserved I’ve heard her. Still can’t stand her though *shrug*