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Last month the news broke that Girls star Jemima Kirke was divorcing her husband of seven years, Michael Mosberg.

Now the actress, who plays the troubled, whimsical Jessa on the show, has revealed that she blames acting – a career she’s previously said she fell into – for the split.

“I got divorced and I attribute that to acting,” she tells London’s Evening Standard in an interview published this week. “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 … 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.”

Kirke, 31, last year revealed that she and Michael met in rehab in her early twenties. They now share two children; Rafaella, six, and Memphis, four and live in Brooklyn.

It’s an era of big change for the British born star, who moved to New York with her parents when she was 11 and eventually met Girls creator Lena Dunham at school: the sixth and final season of the HBO hit premieres on Monday AEST.