Ask Kristen Wiig to do anything – except break out two of her “Saturday Night Live” characters.
According to Time, Wiig has put “Penelope the one-upper” and “Gilly the schoolgirl” on permanent hiatus. Not even the show's executive producer Lorne Michaels, could get her to bring them back out.
And although we know it’s not because she’s shy about embodying the crazy characters, it would be understandable if you thought as much – apparently Wiig is quite reserved.
"At parties, I'll start talking and notice everyone is looking at me and feel dumb and say, 'Forget it,' and then start eating things," she told Time.
The actress and comedian, who co-wrote and stars in the upcoming comedy “Bridesmaids," has earned high praise from Michaels.
He’s called her one of the "top three or four" all-time best performers on "SNL," and he told Time magazine, "There are two people who arrived fully formed — her and Dana Carvey — where you saw what they did in their audition and you put it on the air.”
She “has that thing that Phil Hartman and Dan Aykroyd had, which is absolute precision, but also this lightness that isn't what they had."
All of which is probably news to Wiig.
"I went through my high school yearbook recently," Wiig told Time. "I was surprised people wrote I had a good sense of humor. I don't remember being funny."
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If she retires Dooneese, I'll be heartbroken!
Penelope was slightly amusing but Gilly was not funny for one second.
Where's Target Lady? That was the best character she ever did, because we ALL knew that woman.
I am super sad she retired Penelope! As sad as when Alex Bornstein left mad tv and I realized there would be no more Ms. Swan! Penelope and Ms. Swan are two of the best characters ever thought up! I'd love to see them interact! The very idea has me laughing!
I love her – she's one of my favorites on SNL. I'm sorry she's retiring those characters that always makes me laugh – especially GILLY :) but i can totally understand that she must get tired of doing the same acts over and over again.
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Who is awake at 11:30 on saturday nights ? I havent watched SNL since Eddie Murfy was part of tha cast. He did a funny Mr Rogers character.
NO!!!!!!! These were the few characters bringing me back to SNL!
I retired all of my characters before Penelope did... so I definitely did a little better.
She smoking hot.
Thank god. Can't stand her in those roles. They should have her do more political characters. Her Gretta Van Sustren and Nancy Pelosi are good, and she's probably make a good Michelle Bachman.
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