Reading Archie comics in bed like the grownup woman I am.
– Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 26, 2014
Dunham first received national attention for her film “Tiny Furniture,” which she wrote, directed and starred in. “Girls” debuted in 2012, and quickly became one of the most acclaimed and discussed comedies on TV; with the show winning the Golden Globe in 2013 for both Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy, and Dunham herself picking up Best Actress — Television Series Musical or Comedy the same year at the awards. She's hosting “Saturday Night Live” this coming Saturday, March 8.
“She brings a unique point-of-view to all these characters, but she also loves them, and knows what makes them work,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “It's really good stuff, and obviously it's going to be a huge deal for Archie.”
Dunham isn't the first on-screen multi-hyphenate to branch out into work-for-hire comics — writer/director/actor Kevin Smith has written multiple titles, including high-profile stints on “Daredevil” and “Green Arrow” in the late '90s and early 2000s.