The 22-year-old actress wrote a series of tweets saying goodbye to the character, and thanked the fans for sticking with her.
“Thank you to the whole #the100 team for the beautiful and passionate collaboration of Lexa. It truly takes a team. Thank you to @JRothenbergTV for such an opportunity and for breaking the rules and pushing to envelope continually. #the100. The actors on #the100, who are beyond supportive, hardworking and blow my mind with their talent! What a lucky playground we explore. The fans. Thank you for being there with Lexa – for your love and support. You’re the reason we get to play,” she wrote.
Alycia added later, jokingly, “And thanks to the Academy – seeing I’m coming across a bit intense and getting super sappy all over your timeline… cue the music.”
Meanwhile, Eliza Taylor, who plays Clarke, responded to a few fan questions about Alycia leaving the show.
“I’m as heartbroken as the fans. But I will say I’m glad we evoked such an emotional response. Means we did our job,” she wrote, adding, “It was hardest to let myself go to the scary, feely place!! @DebnamCarey makes it all too easy, she’s amazing.”
Thank you to those who banded together to create an incredible and inspiring character. She could have never burst into fruition without such a flux of creativity, passion and collaboration that extends greater than a singular autonomy of my own. To the writers, directors, crew – hair, makeup, costumes, stunts, actors and Jason who helped me capture her essence. Thank you to all the fans for bringing her further to life, your passion is everything. It has been an honour to portray her. To envelop myself in her skin. To be given the freedom to represent a moment in our cultural and social zeitgeist – she has left a great imprint on me. I will miss her. May we meet again. X adc