Lena Dunham Is On 'Scandal' & She's Not The Only Girl From 'Girls' Who Could Handle The Show
On Thursday, Girls ' Lena Dunham comes to Scandal in what is sure to be a dramatic and unforgettable arc. Dunham is playing a character named Kinky Sue — a nickname likely given to her for her sexual exploits — who pens a tell-all book about her pillow talk with D.C.'s elite. Although seeing her go toe-to-toe with Olivia Pope will be exciting, I can't help but get greedy and wonder what kind of drama the other girls from Girls could stir up in the nation's capital.
Since Dunham is set for a multiple-episode arc, Shonda Rhimes would probably have to wait another season to bring in Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, or even Gillian Jacobs, but just in case she needs some ideas, here's what they could bring to the table.
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Allison Williams (Marnie)
Williams could come in as a new reporter who has it out for the president. Every decision he makes, she questions openly in the press room, causing a headache for Abby and maybe Olivia to step in and handle the situation. Of course, that is if Fitz and Olivia start talking again — maybe this could be the catalyst to make that happen.
Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna)
Mamet would be the perfect fit for a sorority girl who is at the center of a hazing gone wrong. Maybe she’s accused of kidnapping a girl who is found dead outside town, but she thinks it was a senior advisor on campus.
Jemima Kirke (Jessa)
Since Kirke usually plays an unhinged, mildly crazy person, I’d love to see her in a more straight-laced role. A lawyer banging down Olivia’s door because her client left her for the fixer? Or maybe a neighbor of Olivia’s who questions why the president is always showing up at her door. No one has brought that to attention yet, and he’s not very discreet…
Gillian Jacobs (Mimi-Rose)
As we’ve seen with Jacobs' completely different roles on Community and Girls, she can take on any type of character. I’d love to see her come in as an old friend of Mellie’s who stirs the pot at the White House, trying to convince Mellie to leave her husband and find a place in government outside of D.C.