Kristen Wiig talks turning down 'Bridesmaids' sequel, missing 'SNL'
There will be no "Bridesmaids" sequel for Kristen Wiig, who recently told Harper's Bazaar that turning down an offer to do another "Bridesmaids" movie wasn't a tough call.
"It wasn't a hard decision," she told the magazine in an interview for their latest issue (Warning: The interview contains explicit language). "We knew during the first one, this was it. We would have made a lot of money if there was a second one, but that's not my goal in my creative life."
"Bridesmaids" went on to gross $169.1 million domestically and $288.3 million worldwide, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, which tracks box office reports.
Wiig, who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2012 with co-writer Annie Mumolo for the "Bridesmaids" script, has a few projects coming up including a lead role in the film "Girl Most Likely" opposite Annette Bening and "Glee" actor Darren Criss. The film is set for release on July 19.
Wiig is also co-starring with Ben Stiller in the film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which is due out on December 25," and she has a role in the "Anchor Man" sequel "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," which hits theaters on December 20.
The comedian recently returned to "Saturday Night Live" to host for the first time after she left the series following a seven-year run in May 2012 and she told the magazine that she misses the fun of show night.
"When I was on 'SNL,' Saturday night was my favorite night," Wiig said. "Now that I'm not on the show, it makes me sad. I don't cry, though. Well, there's a lot of solitary weeping because I'm a sensitive actress."
"But it is really hard to watch," she added. "Because I know that when the sketch is over, everyone is running around, changing costumes, and at like 2 A.M., everyone's hanging out at the party. It's been one of the hardest things to let go of, it really has."
Wiig previously talked about missing the show and revealed that she felt lost after she left the series.
"You sort of live and breathe the show," she told "Access Hollywood" in April. "Then, when it's over, you kind of feel a little lost ... it was definitely an adjustment - even just the hours and [no longer] being in New York."
Wiig also talked to Harper's Bazaar about trying to keep her private life private in show business.
"Once you open it, you can't close it again, and you don't want things in your life to be affected by the unpredictability and craziness of this business, because there's no control over what happens," she said.