The “Bridesmaid” and Saturday Night Live star …
… dishes to The Guardian about her very big year and her plans to conquer Hollywood.
As always, here’s the nut graf:
“I mean. Yes, no. It feels weird to say that; you don’t want to be like, ‘Everyone wants me!’ I mean. I guess Bridesmaids was definitely the biggest role I’ve ever had. And the fact that I co-wrote it and everything. But, um…” Wiig, who is slight, with very straight hair and an eager tilt to her body language, looks mortified. “It’s not like I have boxes of scripts arriving at my door.”
Her understatement is fuelled perhaps by the inevitable and awkward comparisons she has gained with other women in her business, as if the culture can sustain only a couple at a time. Wiig has been getting “the new Tina Fey” quite a lot – Fey was head writer at SNL when Wiig joined – although the comparison is faulty. Wiig is an actor first and a comedian second, and with a film directed by Sean Penn in the pipeline and another, Imogene, in which she stars alongside Annette Bening and Matt Dillon, wants to develop her career away from comedy. “People always call me a comedian. And I don’t really see myself like that. I guess I just consider myself an actor who does comedy. But who wants to do other things as well.”
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