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Lena Dunham Reveals 'Surreal' Discovery That Scarlett Johansson Used To Date Boyfriend Jack Antonoff

Girls boss also talks about the backlash to her show

Lena Dunham has recalled the "surreal" moment when she found an old photo of boyfriend Jack Antonoff and his ex Scarlett Johansson on her favourite blog.

The Girls writer, director and actress is a huge fan of Old Loves; a Tumblr page devoted to photos of celebrity couples who have now broken up.

Speaking on Bill Simmons' show, she said that one of the strangest things that's ever happened to her was finding a pic of the Fun. musician with the Avengers actress from back to 2001 on the site.

ScarJo and Jack on Old Loves (Tumblr)

Lena explained: "The craziest thing that ever happened to me was, like - Old Loves is my passion [and] I saw my boyfriend and his girlfriend from high school."

When asked who it was, she said: "Scarlett Johansson.

"You can Google it; you can see it. [They were] 17! She's beautiful, he's beautiful but it was so surreal to be looking through this blog that gives me so much pleasure, then there's my boyfriend.

"I was like, my mind is going to explode. It would be like seeing my parents [on the site]."

Lena Dunham at the Girls premiere in London (WENN)

The multi-talented 27-year-old also talked about the backlash Girls received when critics realised that some of its stars had vaguely-known parents.

She said: "It was really an unbelievable thing... my mom would get so worked up about it. She would look on the Gawker recaps, which I didn't read.

"My mom would look; they did these recaps where they wouldn't call us by our names - they'd just be like, 'Laurie Simmons' daughter is talking to David Mamet's daughter'... and I wanted so badly to get inside those people's heads and be like, is this really what you think the landscape of Hollywood is? You walk in and you're like, 'My mother has one photo in a collection at the Museum of Modern Art. I'd love to have a TV show!'

"I wish it worked that way! But unfortunately it just doesn't!"

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