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Girls stars post tearful selfie to mark end of filming

Lena Dunham and Allison Williams posed for a selfie after they had been crying for 45 minutes to mark the end of TV show Girls.

The co-stars have been using social media to count down the days until they had to say goodbye to the set of Girls, which is due to finish in 2017 after its sixth season.


Allison wrapped all of her character Marnie's scenes on Thursday (29Sep16) when she promised to stay until "the bitter end" to offer Lena, who created and stars in the show, support as she wrapped a scene for the last time in the early hours of Friday morning (30Sep16).


Lena posted a selfie of the duo on Instagram in which they are hugging each other and crying. In the caption, she wrote, "This is what 45 minutes of sobbing followed by me forcing a selfie on Allison looks like... Goodnight. I love you all."


The actress also shared a lone selfie in which she is crying and wrote a lengthy post in the caption in which she reflected on how far she has come since the show began in 2012.


"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," she wrote. "Before Girls I had zero identity, zero self-love and an urgent sense of untapped creative desire...


"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."


She also posted another lengthy message on Instagram to thank the fans for making the show a success, the crew for getting her through tough times, her producers including Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow and other co-stars Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke.


"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," she emotionally concludes.