Best known as Jessa on HBO’s Girls, artist Jemima Kirke is often ascribed the same carefree spirit as the character she portrays on the show. Plainly put, that is not true. Outspoken and unflinchingly self-aware, Jemima explains in her interview, “One of the reasons I was hired for Girls was because of a persona that I have, and some sort of brightness they wanted in the show. It wasn’t an ability I had. That made me both feel shitty about myself, and gave me a big ego.” Video by StyleLikeU.