Allison Williams Talks 'Girls' Costars, Nepotism Accusations
Allison Williams, 24, stuns this week with a look inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s Belle de Jour title character on the cover of the New York Post’s Page Six Magazine this week.
And Williams is quite a fan of her famous predecessor. "She owns her womanhood and her own sexuality," the Girls star said of Deneuve's role in the movie.
Williams also addressed the nepotism that has been suggested to surround all the actresses on HBO’s new hit show, Girls, as they are children of famous artists, musicians and in Williams’ case, newscasters. Her father is Brian Williams, 53, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, and her mother is June Stoddard Williams, a broadcaster for Bloomberg News.
“Lena [Dunham, creator of Girls] thought Zosia Mamet’s name was pronounced Zo-sigh-ah Mah-met; she thought she was like a French-Canadian actress. When someone said my dad was Brian Williams, Lena pictured Dan Rather for, like, months. It’s a fact that we all have parents that are relatively notable. But it’s merely a coincidence — we’re also all women,” Williams said.
Williams also discussed what changes are in store for her character, Marnie, this upcoming season on HBO. “Marnie's not safe anymore; there are a lot of nets that have been pulled out from underneath her,” Williams revealed. “You see more of that inner struggle between what it really means to be alone and what it means to be lonely,” she said.
The second season of Girls premieres Jan. 13, 2013, on HBO.
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