The girls of Girls get emotional on the last day of filming

2016-09-30 20:00

Los Angeles - Allison Williams has bid an emotional farewell to Girls

The 28-year-old actress has played Marnie Michaels on the HBO comedy-drama for its entire six-season run and after filming her final scenes this week, the star took to Instagram to pay tribute to the show and its cast and crew. 

She wrote: "Marnie has officially gone wherever all characters go when we stop watching them. And I couldn't feel luckier that I got to play her. @lenadunham, gave me everything. She gave me the most incredible challenges and adventures and the opportunity to know and love our GIRLS family. She also gave me her fierce friendship, wit, love, and loyalty, all while making me giggle on a constant basis. 

"Sitting next to Lena while being directed by @jennikonner, it all felt completely right. Then I immediately burst into some pretty rare tears, because it hit me that I don't know what my adult life looks like without Girls. To everyone - our cast, our crew, HBO, my family - thank you. And to @juddapatow, thanks for watching a YouTube video of a 22 year-old fresh out of college and inviting her to audition for Marnie Marie Michaels. I've been grateful every single day since. #EndOfGirls #ThatsAWrapOnMarnie (sic)."

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And Lena Dunham, who created the show took to her own Instagram page to praise Allison.

She wrote: "Tonight we said goodbye to Allison Williams, aka Marnie Marie Michaels, aka the most talented, hard-working, generous, tireless, self-deprecating and delicious smelling woman I have ever known. 

"Have you ever met someone who got a hand injury writing Thank You notes? Neither had I until Allison came along. From the moment we met her six years ago, we knew she would give everything to this character and she did. Her bravery, sense of adventure and tenacity has made every day with her an honor.

"...Yes she's gorgeous. Yes she's funny as fuck. But you will never have a better friend and sister. We are so lucky. I love you, Al (sic)."

Lena, 30, previously revealed she wanted the show to finish after six seasons.

She explained: ''It's really exciting. I started working on this show when I was 23, and I'm going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world.''

See more pics of their last day on set here:

Girls Goodbye (1 of 3) It’s 2 am on Friday morning and we just finished shooting Girls. Forever. No insert shots of cell phones or exteriors to grab. We’re not missing a quick shot of Shosh marching down a Soho street. We’re finished. We did it all. Jenni called that final cut, I dropped my costume on our van floors (sorry Kristen, sorry I never hang my damned costume) and we got into our vans to head home for the last time. To say I don't enjoy goodbyes is an understatement. But, as a wise woman once told me, "relish it. We so rarely get to choose our goodbyes." She's right. And we got to choose this one. But that doesn't mean it's easy-- I know I'm not alone in the Girls family when I say this is the end of the largest and most potent chapter of my life so far. Before Girls I had zero identity, zero self-love and an urgent sense of untapped creative desire that kept me up and sweating at night in other people's beds, wondering why vague sexual affirmation wasn’t enough to make me feel human. I had hardly an inkling of the responsibility we take on when we tell stories, or of the power words can have, but what I had- as an obsessed fan of shows from Girlfriends to Felicity to Ally McBeal- was the audacity to think that people might want to see women like my friends and me (broken, imperfect, angry) on television. When we shot our pilot six years ago, I never dreamed that I could be so fulfilled by the process of art-making, of collaboration, of honest expression. And so through this show I developed an identity, gained a new kind of family and began my life in earnest. It's an embarrassment of riches. There are too many essential personnel to name here, and the messages I have for them are far too intimate for this modern venue, but I trust I've made it clear who you are and what you mean to me. If I haven't, please feel free to demand explanations.

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A Hannah ain't shit without her Marnie

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