This week in EW: Lena Dunham’s the cover star of our Women Who Run TV issue, which celebrates the on- and off-screen talent creating the smartest female-driven comedies and dramas on TV right now.
Other highlights: We eavesdrop on a conversation between Scandal’s show runner Shonda Rhimes and star Kerry Washington, get Amy Poehler’s advice for making it in show business, and chat with Mindy Kaling about the perks of being a boss lady.
It’s a big deal for me to be here—for a lot of reasons. The big one is that I was really obsessed with you in high school, like in a way that was a little crazy. I don’t wanna freak you out but I feel like there’s a lot of stuff I’ve needed to say to you for a long time, and now I’m here to get to do it. […] There’s so many things I could tell you about my relationship to you in high school. I had a napkin that was signed by you. You didn’t sign it for me ‘cause I wasn’t even old enough to be at any parties that you would be at. But when I was 17, I was at a party that you were at and I went up to you and I was like, “Just so you know, I have a napkin signed by you.” You were so nice, you went like this: SCORE! […] I’ll tell you one more thing. This is the super craziest one: I wrote a play in which you and I switched bodies and then fell in love.