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]