Lena Dunham’s book advance? $3.7 million. The price to see the Girls star on her upcoming book tour? 40 bucks (give or take). The chance to open for her during said tour? Priceless… literally.
The two-time Golden Globe winner is hitting the road to promote her new memoir Not That Kind of Girl. During the 11-city tour, she’ll have regular folks opening up for her—and performing free of charge.
The enlightenment came from a profile of Lena in The New York Times, which recalled the “opening casting call” on her website, which called for video auditions. According to the profile, 600 people—“including a sand artist, a ukulele player, a cappella singers, gymnasts, performance artists and stand-up comics, even some exceptionally charismatic babies”—applied.
“The seven who made the final cut won’t be making cameos in Girls, Ms. Dunham’s HBO show about Brooklyn 20-somethings. Instead, they’ll be the warm-up acts — performing free of charge — on an elaborately produced, 11-city tour to promote Ms. Dunham’s new book, ‘Not That Kind of Girl’,” it read.
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