When Taylor Swift stopped by the New York area during her 1989 tour on Friday, she brought out friends Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Aldridge and Lena Dunham. They’re all Swift-branded besties and “Bad Blood” stars, but Dunham admitted in a Film Society of Lincoln Center panel on Monday night that the whole thing made her feel awkward.
“I was so thrilled to support my friend and so displeased to learn about the truth of my own height,” she said at the event during which she sat down with collaborator Judd Apatow. “I’ve been feeling pretty tall and feeling pretty sturdy, and it was amazing to be, like, ‘Oh, I’m not tall, I’m chubby.’ It’s different. But I mean, on most days I feel really great and fine about my body, but I don’t think standing next to, like, three supermodels or so is anything even the most confident woman needs to do. … The minute I caught sight of myself in the Jumbotron, I knew something was very wrong.”
She said that she got texts from friends telling her, “I just want you to know you’re beautiful,” to which she reportedly responded, “I was like, ‘I didn’t ask for that.’ You [Apatow] were just like, ‘That was the f-cking funniest thing I’ve ever seen.’ And my boyfriend [Jack Antonoff] made it his screensaver, because he thinks it’s so funny to just look at the height difference and look at all the people in makeup, and then me, like [makes a face]. And that’s the reaction that’s like, ‘Get the f-ck out!’” Amen.