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Kristen Wiig Says Her Time on SNL Is ‘Winding Down’

Rumors of Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg leaving NBC’s Saturday Night Live started making the rounds last week. Although nothing has been confirmed just yet, Wiig, whose contract is up at the end of the year, spoke about leaving last week on Alec Baldwin’s WNYC podcast Here’s the Thing.

“Everyone has to leave,” she told the 30 Rock star. “And I will say that when I do leave it’s not because I’m sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. It’s just that it’s time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing.”

She went on to say that SNL is her family, her heart and represents New York to her. Wiig also noted that she would miss the camaraderie and stretching the very specific creative muscles that go into putting together such a unique show. The actress ended that part of the conversation by saying nothing will be decided until the end of the summer. Wiig also expressed interest in directing, taking on more serious films and joked about doing a horror movie with Baldwin called The Mollusk.

(via TVLine)


  • Jared

    That show is STILL ON?

  • Jcybak

    The loss of Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg’s talents would be certainly crushing to the show and while I’m sure Kristen Wiig has many fans of her comedy style her Gilly portrayal for me is alone enough to have warranted a much earlier departure.  Many of her characters on SNL are so similar enough in through Wiig’s characterization that it really seems phoned in. This being said her movie roles are much more watchable and entertaining than her SNL skits and characters.  I know movies and TV are different but I think in her movies she just comes off alot more natural and comfortable.

  • Jack

    I like her on SNL. I hated her in that terrible and overrated Bridesmaids movie.

  • smh

    SNL will survive.  While not always as funny or as cutting edge as it could be, it’s still a great show.