If Lena Dunham, the star, creator and writer of HBO's hit series Girls had to kill off one of the show's characters, who would she choose.
According to an interview she did recently, Zosia Mamet's character Shoshanna would get the ax - if Dunham had to kill of someone.
“I think about it all the time,” Dunham said. “I don’t want to kill Jessa [Jemima Kirke] off because it’s too obvious. She seems like the person who’s going to drive off a cliff or contract a horrible, life-threatening disease through bad behavior -- or she’s going to eat something weird and get something strange. The implications of Marnie [Allison Williams] dying would be too insane for Hannah [Dunham’s character, who is best friends with Marnie]. Which only leaves the option of Shoshanna [Mamet].”
What an odd thing to think about all the time. Shoshanna is a popular character with fans of the series - I have seen four or five episodes and I prefer her to Jessa, who is one of the most obnoxious characters I can remember in recent TV history (in my opinion). Shoshanna was not originally supposed to be a regular character on the show, but her role grew as the series evolved.
“[Mamet] definitely shifted my original conception of the character, which was a much more tangential girl, whose main job was to illuminate how un-‘Sex and the City’ this world was,” added Dunham. “But Zosia’s read -- her odd intonations, her roiling insecurity -- gave me the sense that Shoshanna could be something much larger.”