Tag: kristen wiig

Screenplay: ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’

In 1970s San Francisco, a precocious 15-year-old (Bel Powley) embarks on an enthusiastic sexual odyssey, beginning with her mother's current lover (Alexander Skarsgård).

Review: Kristen Wiig in ‘Welcome to Me’

After the wonderful The Skeleton Twins, she’s back with another smart, touching performance here that you shouldn’t miss.

Bill Hader On Shifting From Comedy to Drama: ‘What if people don’t accept me as an actor?”

Saturday Night Live fans are in for a treat this fall when two former cast members join forces on the big screen. The Skeleton Twins, starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Prize at Sundance Film Festival in January. The story revolves around two siblings dealing with depression after growing up with a father who suffered from the same issues and eventually took his own life. Hader talked to The New York Times about their latest project together. Hader shared how the two wound up coming together on the big screen. He said, “I’d wanted to do ... Read more

Trailer: ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Starring Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig

The Skeleton Twins: After many years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet “nature frat boy” Lance (excellent name, btw) and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in ... Read more

Kristen Wiig Has Hasn’t Seen Most of Her Films and Didn’t Watch Any of Her ‘SNL’ Episodes (video)

Kristen Wiig talked to The Hollywood Reporter about her new film, Hateship Loveship, while she was at the Toronto International Film Festival. Joined by the director, Liza Johnson, she talked about the film and why she was “terrified” about her role in the film. In the interview, she also says that she’s never watched herself on Saturday Night Live and hasn’t even seen some of her films. “When I’m acting I don’t want to think about what I look like,” she said. She goes on to say that she doesn’t want to be conscious of her looks if she watches ... Read more

Kristen Wiig Talks Improv and Her Audition for ‘SNL’

Most people would assume that someone who became a household name on Saturday Night Live would be a confident person.  But Kristen Wiig is more comfortable hiding behind her characters. “I’m actually not very good at public speaking or talking in a big group—even socially—as myself,” she said in an interview with NPR.  “Playing a character is much safer to me.  So getting up and someone telling me to do a monologue as a character, I could talk for 10 minutes.  But if someone told me to get up and be myself and talk, I would have a much harder ... Read more

Kristen Wiig Thinks Her Biggest Break Was…

Kristen Wiig can relate to her latest character’s struggles to land a break.  In Girl Most Likely, Wiig plays Imogene, a woman who fakes a suicide attempt to get back an ex-boyfriend.  While the comedienne hasn’t resulted to those kinds of antics, she does understand waiting for success. “I guess most people would think [my biggest breakthrough] would be Bridesmaids, and some would think it would be SNL,” she said in an interview with IndieWire.  “But I think for me I would even go back to the Groundlings Theater in LA and getting into the main company, because it was ... Read more

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds 3 Cast Members

With Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg leaving Saturday Night Live, the show has announced the addition of 3 new cast members to try and fill there huge, missing shoes.

Bill Hader on His Emmy Nomination and What He Learned from His ‘SNL’ Mentors

Bill Hader has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Supporting Actor for his work on Saturday Night Live. Now Emmy nominations for SNL aren't anything new, but no SNL actor has been nominated for that particular award since Eddie Murphy in 1983.

“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig: “If people are reacting in a believable way you can kind of take an audience anywhere”

Feig guided the cult TV show “Freaks and Geeks” to become a critical darling. After working on smaller films, he graduated to working with A-list producers like “Bridesmaids” Judd Apatow.

Kristen Wiig: “Comedy is tough, and sometimes the more you try, the more it doesn’t work”

I had no experience, and this city is filled with people who have experience and who are trying and going out there and auditioning and taking classes and doing plays. And I was like, 'I took Acting 101. Hi, L.A.! I'm ready to be discovered!' Which didn't really happen."

7 Clips from ‘Bridesmaids’ starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Ellie Kemper

Starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Maya Rudolph and Ellie Kemper, it's about a a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend and a group of bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.