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Allison Williams says goodbye to "Girls"

Allison Williams posted an emotional goodbye to “Girls,” the show that gave the young actress her big break. 

Williams, daughter of MSNBC anchor Brian Williams, wrote on Instagram that she cried as the show wrapped her character, Marnie. She thanked creator Lena Dunham, showrunner Jenni Konner and everyone else involved in the show. 

“Marnie has officially gone wherever all characters go when we stop watching them,” she said. “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.”

In the photo, Williams is crying and hugging Lena Dunham. 

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

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Dunham, who plays Hannah Horvath, also posted about playing the last character left on set.

“We wrapped Shoshanna. We wrapped Jessa. We wrapped Marnie. One more day. Only Hannah=Lonely Hannah. As Allison said, ‘the cheese stands alone.’ This is getting too real,” she wrote.

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