Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham just can’t stop talking about how amazing they think each other are. It’s making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Shake It Off singer Swift has credited Dunham – who, brilliantly, she describes as “like a hug in the form of a person” – with shaping her and her views on feminism.
“Her perspective has truly shaped me in the past couple of years. She is just so enthusiastic about life, about other women,” Swift told Cosmopolitan magazine.
Swift, who once controversially professed that she wasn’t a feminist, has previously said: “Becoming friends with Lena… has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so. As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities.”
And it turns out Dunham, who writes and stars in US dramedy Girls, is just as smitten with her pal and fellow superstar.
“I’ve been obsessed with Taylor Swift since her first song,” she said on BBC Radio 6 Music. “‘Teardrops On My Guitar’ was the first one I became familiar with, but I think she’s been a fully formed creative voice since she was 15 and really does sing my story.
“I’ve loved her from the beginning and I would always tell all my friends that I really think if Taylor Swift and I met we would be really good friends, we’re both mining our personal lives… Lo and behold we met and we’re really good friends! So, I was not lying. But I did insidiously worm my way into her life,” she added.