Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will appear in an interview with Lena Dunham, the creator of HBO's hit show "Girls," set to be posted online Tuesday, Politico reported. Aimed at wooing millennial women voters of a similar age to Dunham, the pair are expected to discuss issues such as women's health and student debt.
Clinton has not always had the easiest time appealing to younger voters who have said they find her uptight or too scripted. A video of the presidential candidate posted from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, drinking out of a beer cozy that read "Chillary Clinton" was mocked by both social media users and press alike.
Dunham has a laid-back and approachable persona that is in many ways Clinton's polar opposite. The "Girls" creator and star has long been an outspoken supporter of the former secretary of state, writing posts on Twitter and Instagram to promote Clinton's stance on top issues and visiting Clinton's campaign office in Brooklyn, where she filmed several comedy sketches that will be featured in the interview.
One of the sketches reportedly features comedian and star of the movie "Trainwreck," Amy Schumer. Schumer is also the niece of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and has become more politically active recently, lobbying for gun control after two women were shot and killed during a showing of her movie.
On the docket for the interview was a subject close to both women's hearts: feminism. Whether on the campaign trail, or on-set for filming, both women have advocated for women’s equality. Dunham reportedly asked Clinton in the interview why she identified as a feminist.
Clinton responded, "I’m always a little bit puzzled when any woman of whatever age, but particularly a young woman, says something like, ‘Well, I believe in equal rights but I’m not a feminist,’" saying "Well, a feminist is by definition someone who believes in equal rights."
Meanwhile, though Dunham, 29, is below the 35 year-old minimum age necessary to run for vice president, her supporters and fans have been promoting the idea of a Clinton-Dunham ticket since Dunham's close friend Jenni Konner first posted a picture to Instagram of Dunham standing in front of a Clinton poster with the caption "Possible future ticket? #hillary2016."