Lena Dunham and Allison Williams Tearfully Say Goodbye to 'Girls' as Filming Wraps
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Dunham shares a photo of her and Williams to show their faces after sobbing on the set and posts lengthy notes on her Instagram account to mark the end of the filming.

AceShowbiz - It's officially a wrap for "Girls". %cLena Dunham% and the crew of the HBO comedy completed the filming of the last season on Thursday, September 29 and it was a bittersweet moment for the actress as well as her co-star %cAllison Williams%.

Williams, who had finished filming her scenes on Wednesday, returned to the set on the final day of shooting. In a picture posted on Dunham's Instagram account, the two forced a smile after sobbing for 45 minutes.

"Last pic of the night- @aw stayed until the bitter end like the queen she is. This is what 45 minutes of sobbing followed by me forcing a selfie on Allison looks like," Dunham captioned it, "Goodnight. I love you all. I love the smell of the fall air. I love the rustling leaves, the city lights coming into view as I ride home and I really f***ing love absolutely everyone I hugged tonight."

Dunham also shared a photo of her crying face. "It's 2 am on Friday morning and we just finished shooting Girls. Forever," she began her lengthy message accompanying the picture. "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."

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.

Foto kiriman Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) pada

She thanked fans in another post, writing, "You have blown our minds. You have made a big scary world seem small and intimate and I see blessings and safe havens everywhere because of the way you've normalized these experiences, the moments of being female that feel dark and unruly, that hurt like a gash. You've made me believe there was a place for the strange girls and the ones who don't know how to love quite yet."

Girls Goodbye (3 of 3) To the fans, you have blown our minds. You have made a big scary world seem small and intimate and I see blessings and safe havens everywhere because of the way you've normalized these experiences, the moments of being female that feel dark and unruly, that hurt like a gash. You've made me believe there was a place for the strange girls and the ones who don't know how to love quite yet. And I know you'll give the same warm reception to all the radical & essential female voices coming to TV in the near future. Because we are just at the the beginning of a golden era in which every woman-- no matter her race, religion, body-type, or the gender assigned to her at birth-- can tell her story and have it heard and recognized for its essential her-ness. Let's all make sure of that together, okay? We must. To the critics: you pushed us to grow and we did, even when the child in me wanted to stamp my feet and stand my ground. There is no greater gift than evolution. Thank you for that. To the cast & crew, the writers and producers, you will always be my comrades and I'd drop anything to be there for you at any time in your life. Thank you for accepting me, for creating a world of acceptance and for holding me through some of the toughest times I've known. Thank you for being fierce and creative. Thank you for putting up with my tits for six years, even when they got so, so boring. Thank you for making me feel like I was at the center of a trampoline of good will. To the men of Girls, both cast and crew, thank you for restoring my faith in the beauty and sensitivity that masculine strength can provide. Thank you for healing my fear and my heart. And the the women of girls, you are as bad as they come. Jenni and Judd: ��� Ilene and Gina ��� Allison, Jem, Zosia ����� It's going to take awhile to understand the heartbreak of saying goodbye to these characters, these collaborators and this life. I barely remember another one. So... all my love. Yes, love is all I have for every single one of you (even the 16 year old who keeps telling me to blow him in the comments section, though I do feel concerned he's not being parented closely enuf.

Foto kiriman Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) pada

Dunham took a photo with the female producers on the show and didn't forget to thank other crew members. "Thank you @shihanfey for always being there with an umbrella, a cup of tea and a brilliant smile. You wrangle the actors on this show like an expert zookeeper and you never break a sweat," she wrote.

The day before, Williams bid farewell to her character while sharing a photo of her tightly hugging Dunham on the set. 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. This lady, @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."

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. This lady, @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

Foto kiriman Allison Williams (@aw) pada

The final season of "Girls" will air in 2017.

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. Instead of sharing a pic of Allison as the inimitable Marnie I'm sharing this: from a hospital stay I had where Allison came and organized my entire room, fluffed my pillow, put roses everywhere, installed an Apple TV AND made sure I had a buttered bagel. That's the most important thing to know about this woman. 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. #MarnieForever #endofGIRLS

Foto kiriman Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) pada

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