The promotions for Girl Most Likely have officially started! Kristen Wiig is gracing the pages of the June/July issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, talking about leaving Saturday Night Live, upcoming projects and fashion. It’s a great interview and the black & white-pictures are gorgeous to boot. You can already read the interview in our press archive and be sure to view the photos at the official website. Stay tuned for scans from the magazine coming soon, as well!
Kristen Wiig would like you to know that she looks fabulous for 72 (“73 in August”). And it’s true—she could totally pass for a woman in her 30s. Sitting in New York’s Greenwich Hotel, Wiig is wearing a black minidress, a matching jacket, and flat Repetto boots that make her feet look “freakishly small.” Her hair is back to a reddish color after a stint on the dark side, and following two months in Los Angeles she has something resembling a tan. “Sometimes I tan a little,” she says, “but I’m not like tan.” Then she orders a glass of red wine.
I first met Wiig (provenance of name, Norway; upbringing of person, Rochester, New York) at a movie premiere in 2009. She was then four years into Saturday Night Live, and its undisputed star. We saw each other again at an SNL party, and she was the warmest person there. “A barbecue place, right?” she recalls. “Basically a barn.”
It was two years before Bridesmaids, which she cowrote (with Annie Mumolo) and starred in, and which made almost $300 million at the box office, prompting both a belated realization that “female” comedies could make money and an instant demand for a sequel. It was a proposal that Wiig, despite being offered the world, immediately rejected. “It wasn’t a hard decision,” she says. “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.”