Fantastic news, everyone! Time has revealed their annual Most Influential People in the World List – and Kristen Wiig is on it! She’s featured with an article written by Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow, praising Kristen’s talent (rightfully so). You can read the piece in our press library or on their website. Other people on the list are Rihanna, Viola Davis, Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert, Adele and more.
I remember seeing Kristen Wiig on her first episode of Saturday Night Live. I don’t remember the sketch, I just remember her. She was so confident and funny right out of the gate. You would have thought she had been on the show for years. She was instantly one of my all-time favorite cast members.
The same thing seems to have happened with the film Bridesmaids. It’s her first starring role, and she is fantastic — vulnerable, explosive and hilarious. Kristen, 38, was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance. Her first screenplay — insightful, brave, groundbreaking and also hilarious. Kristen and her wonderful partner Annie Mumolo are nominated for an Academy Award.