Early Monday morning, Lena Dunham posted a heartfelt goodbye to two characters from Girls who will not be in the series finale — Jessa Johannson (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet). If you are upset about this, as well as the show's ending after six seasons, you’re not alone. It appears Lena has deleted the post, possibly due to backlash, possibly due to painful memories. Luckily E! News captured the moment for posterity. The photo collage of Jessa and Shoshanna was captioned, “#mondaymemory From the first day we paired them together in fall 2010, we knew these two TV cousins had something kinetic. And it's true- even when they were battling, Jessa & Shoshanna had this insane Hepburn/Tracy Laverne/Shirley energy that just made us laugh so hard and feel so much. Last night was their final episode of Girls. No words for how we'll miss writing for them, watching them, working alongside them #JessaAndShoshForever #CousinLove #ThankYou #GoodbyeGirls.”
Does this mean it'll just be Allison Williams and Lena walking hand-in-hand into the sunset in the finale? We’ll have to wait until April 16 to find out how these girls finally become women. But perhaps you haven't seen the last of this group of friends — when Jemima appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday night, she teased the possibility of Girls continuing on in another form (clip above).
After a fan called in to ask, “Any chance of a Girls movie?” Jemima replied, “I have no idea. I could see it, but I’m the last person to be told. But yes, I’m sure there, I hope there is.” Hmm, not exactly a sacred promise, but put your dreams out into the world and they’ll return to you, right?
Jemima spilled even more dirt when one fan called in just to stir the pot, asking if the actress could tell us of any drama behind the scenes of Girls. While she remained tight lipped on specifics, she did share a story about running her mouth at a restaurant in the show’s early days.
“Actually it’s a funny story because I was at a popular restaurant once and I gossip, and I gossip freely, but I had no idea any would want to listen so I was just [talking,]” she explained. “Then I looked and realized, ‘Jemima, you’ve done it now.’”
She was so worried about her faux pas that she called a psychic and a friend’s publicist to ask what to do. They both basically said, “chill out,” but it doesn’t appear to have worked — as you can see above, she is still rattled by the incident.