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Lena Dunham Admits ‘Girls’ Character Not Named After SAC Informant

Lena Dunham said the group of young and cash-strapped creative women she leads on “Girls” could get a whiff of Wall Street scandal. The plot idea came on the red carpet inNew York last night, when Dunham learned that her character, Hannah Horvath, shares a surname with Jon Horvath, the former technology analyst at a unit of Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors LP who passed illegal tips to his portfolio manager. Dunham said the overlap was a coincidence, and that alliteration was her focus when she named the female characters. Yet she didn’t rule out weaving a reference to the financier into the show, whose third season starts on Jan. 12. [Bloomberg]

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11 Responses to “Lena Dunham Admits ‘Girls’ Character Not Named After SAC Informant”

  1. guest says:

    bberg news, always asking the tough questions.

  2. guest says:

    "she also let is slip that jessa is not an amalgam of steve cohen and ping jiang"

    tag excellence

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  4. Missed something says:

    You think with standing trial for securities fraud he'd try and get a trim, his hair is shoulder length for chrissakes!

  5. Im_a_Dude says:

    What about Levin and Levine, was that a coincidence too?

  6. Alt_EST says:

    Next week on Girls….

    Marnie meets an interesting 'finance boy' with an familiar last name at the Hurricane Club. Hannah writes a blog post about the possibility of dating someone who receives a paycheck while eating a ice cream-cookie sandwich. Shoshanna waits in line for a cronut, but only to use as a hair accessory. It turns out Finance Boy was using material non-public information to trade in the IPO for Charlie's startup. Jessa finds out how much better hedge funds are compared to private equity shops…by banging Finance Boy's boss.

    I would accept an E.P. credit…

  7. guestie says:

    Joe Horvath *probably* has a bigger rack.

  8. guest says:

    I have to say, I'm not that impressed with the make-over based on that before/after photo.
    -UBS Cosmetology Quant

  9. Guest says:

    Awww man, I thought she secretly followed the careers of hedge fund analysts as a personal hobby and then named her characters after them as a tribute. I was hoping for a shout out.

    – No one ever