Lena Dunham Is ‘Protective’ of Taylor Swift in ‘Every Single Way’

Lena Dunham will always come to the defense of her friend Taylor Swift.

After more than a decade of friendship, the Girls creator, 38, opened up about why she feels the need to be protective over the “Fortnight” singer, who has been the subject of much public scrutiny.

From her infamous 2016 girl “squad” to her romantic interests, Dunham told The New Yorker that the examination of Swift’s personal life has always been “so microscopic” and said that her 20s were held to a “set of standards that were so outlandish.”

(L-R) Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift Lily Aldridge and Lena Dunham at the 1989 World Tour.

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“I’m always very careful to be protective of her in every single way,” she explained. “Probably the two things I get asked most in life are ‘What is Taylor like?’ and ‘Can I have tickets to the Eras Tour?’ And usually my answer to both things is no.”

Though Dunham is steadfast in guarding the details of her friend’s life, she said that Swift is “everything that you would want her to be.”

“She’s kind, she’s devoted, she’s introspective, she’s emotional, she’s funny as f—,” she added. “I guess my feeling sometimes is, Isn’t she giving us enough, guys?”

The Treasure star may not be helping her friends and family get tickets to the Eras Tour, but you can expect to see her singing her heart out at a concert some time soon.

“I like to sometimes go to the cities that are a little bit more off the beaten path,” she said of attending the record-breaking tour.

In addition to having a longstanding friendship with Swift, Dunham explained that she’s always felt a personal connection to her music and when she goes to a show — there’s no holding her back.

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“I was telling [my husband Luis Felber] before we went, ‘Listen, you’ve never seen me like this,'” she recalled. “It’s like something comes through me — it’s my church. I start speaking in tongues. Even since before Taylor and I were friends, I just always had felt such a deep connection to her music.”

“I’ve seen every tour she’s ever done,” she continued. “I love seeing a woman who’s not yet forty being, like, ‘Yes, I have a body of work.’ What I find inspiring is her acknowledgment of her own prolific expression.”

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