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Allison Williams loves cringeworthy sex scenes on 'Girls'

"I just like pushing the envelope," the actress shared. "I love making people uncomfortable."

By Annie Martin
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Allison Williams enjoys her awkward sex scenes on HBO series 'Girls.' Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e3f24ef545f885f8e055a567d2cdfdc1/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Allison Williams enjoys her awkward sex scenes on HBO series 'Girls.' Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Allison Williams enjoys her awkward sex scenes on Girls.

The 26-year-old actress has portrayed Marnie Michaels on the HBO series since its debut in 2012. Williams discussed the show with Entertainment Tonight at the season four premiere Monday, and declared she takes "great pride" in acting out embarrassing situations.

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"It's become my little pet favorite project," she confessed. "Because I just like pushing the envelope. I love making people uncomfortable. And when people say, 'I cringed watching [that] scene,' that's the biggest compliment you can give me."

Williams told Glamour she "would never ever get sick" of portraying Michaels when she spoke to the magazine for their February issue. The actress said the character doesn't get dull or repetitive because she is constantly exposed to "new scenarios, new feelings."

Girls is created, co-executive produced and written by Lena Dunham, who stars as Hannah Horvath. The series follows the aspiring author and her friends as they live and work in New York, and was renewed for a fifth season this week. Season four will debut Jan. 11.

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Williams is the daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, and has also appeared on NBC drama American Dreams, web series Jake & Amir and Fox comedy The Mindy Project. She starred in an NBC live production of Peter Pan in December.

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