EXCLUSIVE: Go Behind the Scenes of Lena Dunham and 'Girls' Cast's Emotional Last Days on Set


It’s so hard to say goodbye, especially to a beloved series like HBO’s Girls, which aired its series finale on April 16.

Of course, it’s been an extended departure for creator and star Lena Dunham as well as the rest of the cast, who completed filming of the series in 2016. “It’s the longest goodbye ever,” Andrew Rannells told ET last year.  The actor who played Elijah on the series joked that he would be doing it all summer -- not to mention the past few months as the final episodes aired on HBO. 

While there have been plenty of exit interviews and celebrations for the series, there have also been tears, especially on set as each cast member’s storyline came to a close. In ET’s exclusive peek behind the scenes, fans get to see just how emotional it was for everyone as Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Dunham and executive producer Jenni Konner all wrapped production on Girls.

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Dunham took to Instagram in September to share her final thoughts. “Gonna miss this job,” she wrote in one post, adding that there was “45 minutes of sobbing” in another.

“I couldn't feel luckier that I got to play [Marnie],” Williams wrote in an emotional Instagram posted her last day on set.

“Personally, it's very weird, the idea that I'll never play Marnie again,” the actress previously told ET. “So, I'm just going to leave it all out there because I can't really go back. I can't make any adjustments.”

The bonus footage -- which also includes “Inside the Episode” featurettes -- comes from the upcoming Digital Download (available May 15) and DVD/Blu-ray releases (July 25) of Girls’ sixth and final season.