Kristen Wiig on Auditioning, Writing Her Next Movie and Moving to the Director’s Chair

Kristen Wiig is not sticking to just comedy anymore.  As award season approaches, Wiig is drawing attention for possible nominations for her writing of the smash-hit Bridesmaids but she’s not the sort of person to rest on her laurels.

With upcoming movies Friends with Kids, Imogene, and The Comedian, Wiig said in an interview with Papermag, that she is “writing something by myself that’s not a comedy. It’s just a smaller, indie movie, which is the sort of thing I actually gravitate towards…And then there’s another story idea that I want to write way down the line that’s probably not a comedy either.  One of them I think I might act in, one of them I want to just direct.”

Wiig is enjoying her chance to be behind the camera too.  She took part in the Bridesmaids’ audition process—resulting in the casting of one of Hollywood’s most cheered women ensembles.  “To really sit on the other side of that was really eye opening and weird,” she says.  “I definitely know how it feels to be the person walking in and doing an audition; in my experience, to like, say something awkward and then leave my bag in the room—it’s a nerve-racking thing.”  Now that Wiig has proven herself to Hollywood bigwigs, she has become a symbol of the rise of the female super-power—a role she’s surprised is just now getting more attention.  “It’s unfortunate that this is only now being talked about, because women have been present in comedy for so long.  There have been tons of movies with lots of women in them before Bridesmaids.  It’s just a confusing thing to me.  But you know, if more movies are getting green-lit, and writers are getting a chance because of this movie, I couldn’t be happier.  That’s such a great thing, because the fact that they weren’t is kind of awful.”

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