Like most fans of Girls, the end of the HBO show has turned Allison Williams into an emotional wreck. While playing Marnie Michaels on Lena Dunham's hit series, Williams navigated ill-fated relationships, weddings, and motorboating, all of which she's saying goodbye to now that the show is coming to a close after six years. The actress posted a few Instagram photos with heartfelt captions about her final day of shooting. "How I'm feeling right about now," she wrote on one of her looking heartbroken in season five's excellent "The Panic in Central Park" episode. "Today is my last day playing Marnie Michaels. Six years of passive aggression, folded arms and eye rolls...but also bravery, fierce protectiveness and ambition. I've loved you well, Marn. 💕💕 #WhatIAm #MarnieMarieMichaels." Dunham also shared some memories of her time working with Williams, whom she called "the most talented, hard-working, generous, tireless, self-deprecating and delicious smelling woman I have ever known." If it's any consolation, the photos from the set of Girls that came out over the Summer hinted at a possible happy ending for some of its characters, so fingers crossed Marnie gets one, too.
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
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
Marn, this is how I'd like to remember you/us (this must sound so weird to anyone who isn't an actor): Crimped hair, bra-induced cleavage, pointing up to the sky while making a stanky face. I'll think of you any time I hear "Stronger" or "What I Am" or...really any other song that would be weird for you to cover. Keep singing, keep loving, and I'll see you down the line. 💔