Sunday 22 April 2018

Is Victoria Beckham to star in Girls?

Girls creator Lena Dunham and Victoria Beckham
Girls creator Lena Dunham and Victoria Beckham

Bibby Sowray

Girls creator Lena Dunham would like to see Victoria Beckham play a teacher in the show following rumours that the designer was interested in a cameo.

It was rumoured last November that Victoria Beckham "would love a cameo in the next season" of Lena Dunham's hit series Girls, though said whisper was quickly shot down by the designer's representatives.


Nevertheless, Dunham caught wind of the chatter and has admitted that she would be on board if VB really did want to appear.

"That shocked me!" Dunham told Vanity Fair at the season three premiere in New York on Monday night. "I was like, 'We'll get to work on that!'"

But who would Beckham play? Her last stab at acting saw her play a heightened version of herself in Ugly Betty (let's not mention Spice World…).

"I'd love to see Victoria Beckham, like, dress it down a little bit, maybe do Victoria Beckham as somebody's adult-education teacher or something. I love her; she's very chic and nice."

We'd like to see that - and now that Beckham's contemporary Jenna Lyons, creative director of J. Crew, has made an appearance in the coming-of-age comedy-drama and Dunham is paid-up member of the fashion crowd with a rumoured Vogue cover in the pipeline , it's looking a lot more likely that VB could be persuaded. Watch this space.

Of Lyons, Dunham was equally as effusive. "Jenna is an incredibly fascinating person, and I was freaking thrilled by the concept of filming her, and so when she said yes, I obviously tailored the part to her, because she's so iconic and specific," said the talented writer-director-actress.

She was so taken by the statuesque designer that she even believes Lyons could cultivate a career as a Tilda Swinton-esque actress if she so wished.

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