Watch Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham Talk Sexism and Social Issues at Sundance
Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig and Jenji Kohan weigh in on sexism in Hollywood.
The "Power of Story: Serious Ladies" panel at the Sundance Film Festival brought together Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan to talk about a host of issues.
Kaling and Dunham discussed how people often think that their real personalities are the same as those of their television characters. Kaling pointed to a particular scene in Girls when Dunham's character, Hannah, said she thought she was the voice of her generation. Dunham joked that she's accepted that, for better or worse, those worlds will be on her grave.
"It is a confusing thing when people equate the words that come out of your character's mouth with some real-life philosophy that you absolutely don't possess," said Dunham. She spoke about how she doesn't feel that this occurs in the same way with high-profile men in Hollywood. "At the end of the day, I don't think that Larry David or Woody Allen or anyone else playing some version of themselves is walking around with a million people who think that they know and understand them on a deep and abiding level."
Watch below to see the women discuss sexism, race, reproductive rights and more, moderated by The New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum.
Here's a look at the full panel discussion.