Jemima Kirke on Girls
January 3, 2017 1:46 PM EST

The sixth season of Girls is set to debut Feb. 12, meaning the final 10-episode installment of the popular HBO dramedy about four female friends living in New York City will come to a close mid-spring. But during a recent Glamour interview with creator/star Lena Dunham (Hannah Horvath) and costars Jemima Kirke (Jessa Johansson), Allison Williams (Marnie Michaels) and Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna Shapiro), Dunham revealed why the series was almost very different.

While discussing the least and most satisfying thing about their time on the show, Dunham divulged that Kirke tried to end her role after just one season. “I think it’s time for us to disclose to the world that, like, three days before season two, Jemima tried to quit,” Dunham said. “I remember being in a cab. And Jemima called me. She was like, ‘I have to tell you something. It’s not a big deal. I don’t want you to freak out. I want to quit the show.'”

Kirke then explained why she had been on the verge of this decision. “My sense of who I was and what I wanted was really thin,” she said. “I really wasn’t sure what the f—k I was doing.”

However, she went on to reveal that she would’ve missed out on her favorite on-set experience had she left. “My best day was the day that I experienced what it’s like to be picked up [in the air] by Adam Driver,” she said.


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