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Jemima Kirke Is Finished Playing Herself

“I hesitate to make this public,” Jemima Kirke tells me as we sit on her rustic back porch, shaded from the sun and listening to her two hairless cats meow for attention from behind the closed screen door. I lean forward. Is she going to confess something shocking about her work, her life, her loves?
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'Conversations With Friends' Star Jemima Kirke Delighted in Playing 'Nuanced' Character for Hulu's Adaptation (Exclusive)

The complicated dynamics and relationships of Conversations With Friends are exactly what drew Jemima Kirke to the role of Melissa. Ahead of the May 15 premiere of Hulu's new adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel, Kirke and her co-star, Sasha Lane, opened up to about taking Rooney's novel off the page and onto the screen.

Jemima Kirke and Sasha Lane on the Messy Bonds of "Conversation With Friends"

Hulu's "Conversations With Friends" transports viewers to Dublin, Ireland, and a literary scene populated by pretentious 20- and 30-somethings trying to figure out the best way to live and love and make art. There's Bobbi, played by Sasha Lane, a young American college student who performs poetry with her best friend and ex-girlfriend Frances (Alison Oliver). And there's Melissa, played by Jemima Kirke, a successful-ish writer in a struggling marriage with Nick (Joe Alwyn), a floundering actor. Melissa and Bobbi's immediate connection incites the events of the story, but viewers don't spend a ton of time with them together on screen. Lane and Kirke tell POPSUGAR how they made their character's connection feel real.

How to Watch 'Conversations With Friends' Starring Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke

Sally Rooney fans, get ready, because Hulu's second limited-series adaptation of the Irish author's work is almost here. The creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Normal People reunited to bring Rooney's debut novel, Conversations With Friends, to the small screen. Set in Dublin, Conversations With Friends follows 21-year-old college student...

Everyone Jemima Kirke Has Dated Through the Years

Jemima Kirke is best known for her role as the eccentric, unapologetic Jessa Johansson in HBO's acclaimed comedy-drama series "Girls." Outside of "Girls," Kirke also has acting credits in Netflix's "Sex Education" and will star in Hulu's upcoming series "Conversations With Friends," based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Sally Rooney.

'City On Fire': Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, and More Join Apple TV+ Crime Drama

In a competitive streaming market, Apple TV+ has proven itself more than efficient at forging its own path. It's too early to know if their upcoming drama series, City on Fire, will receive the same clout, but if the service continues its ascension, the series should become yet another conversation starter — notably with a newly-announced cast of TV favorites that includes Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zuckerman, Xavier Clyde, and John Cameron Mitchell.