Girls Star Allison Williams on What Makes Lena Dunham and Ben Affleck So Awesome
Thanks to Lena Dunham’s HBO comedy Girls, Allison Williams is one hot commodity these days. The 20-something actress (and daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams) is covering Boston Common’s spring issue, and inside the mag she talks fame, Girls, her friendship with Lena, and the perfection that is longtime Hollywood power duo Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Someone has a serious crush on the hunky dads. “I look at how easily [Ben] and Matt Damon could have been totally worked over by their early success. [But] they kept their heads level,” Allison gushes. “Not only that, but they are high-achieving and permanent fixtures in this industry, and that makes me very proud.”
They aren’t the only celebs Allison has mad respect for. From Lena, she’s learned to “embrace the gray area between black and white.” Allison adds, “One of the major things is that sense of self. It does not need to be solidified forever, it’s not permanent, and that sense of yourself will continue to shift and flow throughout your life. And that’s okay.”
Despite Girls’ Golden Globe win for Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy, which came as an unexpected thrill, Allison doesn’t necessarily feel famous. “‘Fame’ is such a sticky word,” she remarks. “It’s all so fickle and fleeting. I don’t feel famous, but I do feel that attention is being paid. [...] I just feel lucky to be making a living doing what I love.”
Looks like someone’s already taking her career cues from Matt and Ben. Smart girl.