“The most amazing, rewarding thing about Girls is that not only has it created this network of women who work on the show, it’s created a network of women who respond to the show,” Dunham tells EW behind the scenes of our Girls photo shoot.
Williams got married after shooting the Girls episode in which her character ties the knot this season. "My wedding was very different from Marnie's," Williams explains. "I was a very different bride than Marnie. Thank God. I think a lot of people showed up to my wedding expecting more Marnie than they got."
Kirke says the biggest lesson she's learned from playing the character Jessa has been honesty. "The only way to experience closeness with someone is if you are your authentic self, which she so often isn't, and which is why she finds herself so detached," the actress tells EW. "But it's really not serving her anymore.
The season premiere of Girls will have all four women on screen together, an occurrence that doesn't happen often on the show. "It felt like a family," says Mamet, "Not that it doesn't always, but that episode specifically because we were away together. We all stayed at Jemima's mother's house. I had the best time."
Next season, the show's sixth, will be the last for Girls. "I feel like after you see this whole season you'll see that the girls are heading to... not a conclusion in their life, but this period of this life – that the show is about – is ending," says Dunham. "It's always been important to us that we know and understand when it's time to wrap it up. It is about a very specific time in life, and we don't want to push past that or overextend it."