Wiig: 'SNL' crew like 'Melrose,' but without murder
December 7th, 2011
01:52 PM ET

Wiig: 'SNL' crew like 'Melrose,' but without murder

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."


Filed under: Celebrities • Late Night comedy • television

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    I remember her from the Joe schmoe show

    December 8, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ron

    She plays goofy characters on SNL. Kirsten is in December's GQ magazine in her underwear. Who knew that she's actually attractive and fit?

    December 8, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff

    She is no Any Poehler, Tina Fey type of SNL actress and she is no way a Gilda Radner... Never been that big of a fan of Kristen's. She needs to leave SNL now while the flames are hot.

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    I would like to dip my bald head in oil, and rub it all over her body.

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    Kristin is HOT!!!!

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  18. Willy

    Just watched bridesmaids, and I must say, it was pretty funny, even though I think wiig is annoying on snl.

    December 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Steiney

    Can't stand her on SNL. Only thing at all funny on the show anymore is the news and even that is spotty.

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    That would be wiiging out einstein...

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    I heard she was just wigging out...

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    I enjoy watching Kristen Wiig on SNL and hope she will stay with the show for a good bit longer. Serious role sounds interesting too!

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