Actress Jemima Kirke.
Actress Jemima Kirke. Patricia Schlein/STAR MAX

Acting leads to divorce

GIRLS star Jemima Kirke, 31, has blamed acting for her divorce from her husband of seven years, Mike Mosberg, who is the father of her two children.

Kirke told ES magazine that she started to analyse things differently after her high school friend Lena Dunham cast her as Jessa Johansson in Girls.

"I got divorced, and I attribute that to acting. And just asking myself, 'Is this really me?'” So much of my life has been about reaction, just following the flow rather than making a strong choice,” she said. "In acting you are always asking yourself why you do things, why you make the choices you make. Everything means something.

"And so then you start looking at your own life in that way. I've learnt a lot more about myself and started to figure out what I really want,” she said.

Kirke and her former lawyer ex married in 2009 and have two children together, daughter Rafaella, six, and a son Memphis, four.

She told the Telegraph last year that she met her husband while they were in rehab together.

Kirke has just finished filming the final season of Girls alongside Dunham, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet.


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