Listen up, Lena Dunham haters: Lena Dunham has something to say to all of you. In a new interview with Esquire, the Girls creator and star finally addressed everyone who has been criticizing her HBO series - which comes nicely timed with the news that the show may have just been renewed for a third season weeks before the season two premiere.

From the interview:

"People are ultimately threatened by young people taking positions of power. But there's also this feeling of I could do that, too. People don't feel rabidly jealous of Larry David or Salman Rushdie because they don't think, I could do that. And with what I've done, I think a lot of people think, I could do that in my sleep. If I'd just met one person along my path, I would have that TV show."

And what does she think of the criticisms themselves?

"I kind of get off on it because I had a liberal-arts education and a huge part of that is just like sitting in class with people who are saying, "You know nothing, my godfather died of AIDS!" It's a really self-righteous, annoyed, argumentative world. And I loved it. But I don't wanna engage with people. I think you look crazier when you engage with someone who doesn't have a fully formed argument."

So, there you have it. Lena Dunham is successful, and she doesn't care what you think. And why should she? Early series renewals, a $3.7 million book deal with Random House - girlfriend isn't doing so bad. Next time you criticize her, just remember: She's getting off on it.

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[via Esquire]