December 7th, 2011
01:52 PM ET
Of all the things to compare "Saturday Night Live" to, we wouldn't have gone with "Melrose Place" - but we also don't work there. Kristen Wiig, however, does. At least for now.
Earlier this year, after she announced that she was retiring two of her "SNL" characters and hitting it big with "Bridesmaids" (which she co-wrote and starred in) a bit of gossip circulated that this was going to be her last season on the sketch comedy show.
But her rep tells Paper magazine, which interviewed Wiig, that the rumor isn't true. (There's also the fact that "SNL" casting won't be finalized until the end of the season.) And it's not like Wiig doesn't like her comedic co-workers.
"I love the cast," she says. "We're like 'Melrose Place' without the murder." Charming.
But as Wiig sets her sights on the future, the 38-year-old is working on projects without a comedy bent.
"I'm writing something by myself that's not a comedy," she tells Paper. "It's just a smaller indie movie, which is the sort of thing I actually gravitate towards."
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