May 4th, 2011
04:47 PM ET
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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