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Allison Williams on sex scenes: 'I love making people uncomfortable'

  • Allison Williams arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    Allison Williams arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)  (AP2014)

  • The cast and crew of "Girls," (From L:) producer Jennifer Konne, producer Judd Apatow, cast members Zosia Mamet. Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Adam Driver and director Ilene S. Landress, pose backstage after they won for Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 13, 2013.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)  (GOLDENGLOBES-BACKSTAGE) - RTR3CFCB

    The cast and crew of "Girls," (From L:) producer Jennifer Konne, producer Judd Apatow, cast members Zosia Mamet. Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Adam Driver and director Ilene S. Landress, pose backstage after they won for Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (GOLDENGLOBES-BACKSTAGE) - RTR3CFCB

  • Allison Williams arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Allison Williams arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Allison Williams wants to make you cringe.

The "Girls" star spoke to ET at the premiere of the show's fourth season in New York City on Monday, and she revealed that she enjoys acting in the show's awkward sex scenes.

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"I take great pride in playing those moments," Williams told ET. "It's become my little pet favorite project. Because I just like pushing the envelope."

Williams, who plays Marnie on the acclaimed HBO dramedy, says she often finds her character in uncomfortable sexual situations, and it allows her to have fun with the role.

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"I love making people uncomfortable," Williams said, smiling. "And when people say, 'I cringed watching [that] scene,' that’s the biggest compliment you can give me."

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The new season of "Girls" premieres Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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