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Lena Takes Full Responsibility for the Controversial Wig on Her 'Scandal' Character

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Lena Dunham stopped by Late Night With Seth Myers to talk up several a couple life events. The Girls season finale airs on Sunday night, she debuts a brand new pixie cut, andmost importantly—will guest star on tonight's episode of Scandal. Dunham does want to make sure everyone knows that the controversial wig was absolutely, one-hundred percent her idea. Not Shonda's. She confesses:

I wanted to say that the wig was my idea and this was not Shonda's narrative choice. Everything else, the writing, the beautiful facts of the show, you can blame on Shonda. But the wig is all me.

Lena goes on to note that the Scandal set is just dripping with class (i.e. Prada and diamonds), and that Kerry Washington, a promising contender in the classiest person in Hollywood race, actually doesn't remove her heels between takes.