Lena Dunham Talks Girls Season 2: They're Working On Growing Up

Lena Dunham attends Cinema Society presents the world premiere of 'Girls' season 2 at NYU Skirball Center in New York City on January 9, 2013 Lena Dunham attends Cinema Society presents the world premiere of 'Girls' season 2 at NYU Skirball Center in New York City on January 9, 2013

The ladies of HBO’s “Girls” will return with the premiere of Season 2 on Sunday and series creator/star Lena Dunham promises her eclectic group of New York City gals are attempting to grow up.

“They’re working on it,” the 26-year-old star told Access Hollywood at the HBO “Girls” Season 2 party in New York on Wednesday, of what’s in store for the ladies next season. “I don’t think it would be this show if any of them had a completely successful move toward adulthood, but it’s definitely within their sights.”

Allison Williams, who stars as straight-laced Marnie Michaels on the show (and was on hand for the party), told Access the gang’s often-awkward bumble toward embracing adult life is what makes the series relatable.

“It’s hard to watch and it’s hard to [perform it], but it’s an important thing that we all go through at some point,” she said. “And it’s kind of never over — that’s the other thing. We’re always growing, we’re always changing.”

Lena, Allison and Zosia Mamet (who plays Shoshanna Shapiro) will head to the Golden Globes on Sunday, where their show is nominated for Best TV Comedy or Musical. However, beyond the accolades and honors, Lena is thrilled to simply have the chance to continue entertaining fans.

“It’s really exciting just to know that hopefully we’re gonna have the opportunity to just keep working… that’s the best thing,” she said.

Catch the Season 2 premiere of “Girls” Sunday at 9 PM on HBO.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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