January 24th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
An Oscar nod for best original screenplay was a far cry from Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig’s humble hopes for their now nominated “Bridesmaids.”
“When we wrote this movie, we were just hoping to get a movie made. That was our goal,” Mumolo told CNN. “Getting the movie made really was a dream come true. [A nomination] is beyond anything I could have imagined.”
Despite the Academy’s praises - Melissa McCarthy is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the comedy - there’s not a “Bridesmaids” sequel in the works.
“'Bridesmaids' was so special, and such a unique experience," Mumolo said. “Now we’re just letting it be...The creative part of you just likes to do different things.”
Mumolo said she and Wiig are gearing up to write a new project, though she wouldn’t divulge anything further.
When asked if she intended “Bridesmaids” to be the cultural marker that it's been, Mumolo said, “We were surprised in the beginning that it was such a shock to people. That six women on a [movie] poster was going to cause such a ruckus.”
You write what you know, she added, so it came from a female point of view.
“We just wanted to write a good story.”
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