Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff (Filmmagic)
The "Girls" star has been a contributor to Miranda July's "We Think Alone" project, in which celebs share personal emails from their sent mail folders, and one is a love letter that the 27-year-old wrote to her boyfriend of a year, Jack Antonoff, who is the guitarist of the indie rock band Fun.
The email was penned on October 29, 2012 — just two weeks after the actress, writer, and "Saturday Night Live" prey inked a seven figure book deal — when she was in India with her mother. She addressed it "Dearest Baby," and goes on to talk about visiting Lodi Gardens in Delhi and seeing a young couple deeply enjoying their conversation.
"All the old people in my party were cooing about the swans but I was focused on this young couple, late teens or early twenties, curled up on a bench talking really animatedly," Dunham wrote. "We spent 40 minutes walking around the garden and when we circled back they were still there, chatting like fiends.
"And I thought of you, like always," she continued. "I felt I could spend four days on a bench with you and it wouldn't be enough time to hear all the stories you have to tell. I literally want to know everything you have ever seen and what you felt like while you were seeing it. And I will be so much better my whole life for knowing those things."
The news of Dunham's romance with Antonoff broke just over a month before she penned the sweet note. The rocker has since accompanied her to a handful of media events, including a Golden Globes party and the Grammy Awards. They seem to keep their relationship light-hearted and fun (see the matching sweatshirts), and this letter isn't the first time she wore her heart on her sleeve (er, fingertips!) when it comes to her feelings for him.
As for Dunham's spiritual trip to India, well, despite the sweet letter home to her beau, it actually didn't go so well. She ended up disliking her stay there, getting in a fight with her mother, and leaving early.
In another letter for "We Think Alone" project, she apologized to her mother, with whom she is very close, for "how hurtful and irresponsible" her behavior was when she packed up and left her there.
"You were nothing but sympathetic to my challenges and I did not show you the same kindness," she wrote. "As happy as I am to be home, I can't feel good knowing how I must have made you feel and I only ask for the chance for us to talk about it and for me to apologize in person. It's more than just wanting things to be okay between us — you're my mother and I need you."
Love notes, apologies, "Girls" scripts, million dollar book deals ... That Lena Dunham sure has a way with words.
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