Lena Dunham has admitted she was ''pretty coddled'' by her parents during her younger years as they would rarely let her go to the local shop on her own.
Lena Dunham's parents rarely let her go out of the house alone when she was younger.
The 28-year-old actress admitted she was barely allowed to go to the local shop without her mother and father during her early years because she was so protected, and as a result she had to act out all her individual adventures in her own imagination.
Speaking at a New York screening for her new HBO documentary, 'It's Me, Hilary' - which tells the story of 'Eloise' children's books author Hilary Knight - she said: ''My parents didn't really let me out of the house alone, I was pretty coddled, so probably reading the 'Eloise' book was my way in.
''In my head, I had a bunch [of adventures], but in reality they were like, 'You aren't even allowed to go to the corner store.' ''
Lena - who produces the new documentary - has recently embarked on a new health kick and while the 'Girls' star insists she is not on a ''crazy diet'', she is hoping her new life regime will help her to live past 50 years old.
She added to PEOPLE: ''I don't think anyone's gonna be like, 'You look so good it's ruined my life. There's nothing anti-feminist about being healthy.
''I'm just exercising to be a person who will live past 50. I'm not like on a crazy diet.''
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