During an interview at the Sundance Film Festival
, Dunham urged Hollywood to "stop ignoring" non-white actors, filmmakers, and crew members.
“The idea that there aren’t enough diverse filmmakers or there aren’t enough woman filmmakers to give jobs to, it’s simply a fallacy and I know that because I’m here and I’m seeing the movies,” Dunham said
“If the studio system is ignoring these voices then we have a very serious problem. They are and the fact is this dialogue, and the promises that the Academy has made, is the beginning of shifting that, but what really needs to happen is that people need to take notice and give resources to these voices.”
But it wasn't that long ago that Dunham was criticized for her own lack of diversity.
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The 29-year-old is the creator, writer and star of the HBO
and in 2013, she was bashed because the show's four main characters were all white. Dunham would later call it "an accident".
“I take that criticism very seriously,” Dunham said when asked about the lack of diversity in her own show. “As much as I can say [writing four white main characters] was an accident, it was only later as the criticism came out, I thought, ‘I hear this and I want to respond to it.'”
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