"Comedy is where my heart lies, but there’s also something really satisfying about being able to step away with a small crew, become a character and get to know her for a few months at a time."
It probably sounds weird to say I enjoy doing revealing scenes? It’s a combination of the emotional release because you really are tapping into something inside yourself, and the opportunity to do something different from what people know me for. We’re all emotional, we all cry by ourselves and have those moments of not really knowing what to do with our lives.
"There are so many funny women in the world, and there have been for so many years. So I’ll be happy when people can just move on, and things can just be ‘comedies’ and not ‘female’ or ‘male,’ and everyone gets an equal opportunity."
Kristen Wiig will star in and direct her first movie, a comedy she’s co-writing with Bridesmaids partner Annie Mumolo, for Tom Rothman’s TriStar Prods.
Details of the project are being kept under wraps beyond that Wiig and Mumolo will play best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depth.
"If I’m doing a monologue or acting in character and speaking in front of hundreds of people on a set, that’s one thing, but as soon as I’m myself I still get nervous."