Lena Dunham says she might make ‘Girls’ movie ‘when we’re 40’

Season Five of Dunham's acclaimed comedy show will premiere in 2016

Lena Dunham has revealed that she has considered the idea of a Girls movie – but not for at least a decade.

During a new interview with Variety, the show’s 28-year-old creator and star admitted: “I have fantasies of us all coming back and making a movie when we’re 40. I think we’d want to wait long enough for something to have really gone down.”

Season Four of Girls drew to a close last month (March) and Dunham’s show has been officially renewed for a fifth season, which will air on HBO and Sky Atlantic in early 2016. Asked how long Girls could potentially run for, Dunham suggested that she won’t extend the show for the sake of it, saying: “I think America has a tendency to push shows past their due dates. I like the British model – in and out.”

She also revealed that she and the Girls writing team have already devised a final scene for the show. “We spent a lot of time talking about where these girls will end up,” Dunham explained. “We definitely have a distinct idea of where we want to see them. I even sometimes focus on this final image that I see, but between now and then, anything can happen.”

Before Season Five of Girls begins, Dunham will be joined by her Girls castmates for a guest appearance on an episode of The Simpsons. Their episode is set to premiere this autumn on US network Fox.