Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kristen Wiig in sexy lingerie (GQ photos)

Most know her for her sense of humor, but Kristen Wiig is showing off a side many don’t see very often. Kristen Wiig poses in black lingerie in GQ's new 'Men of the Year'…

The “Saturday Night Live” star appears in GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue, showing off her body in nothing but black lingerie and a tuxedo jacket.

Named “Bro of the Year” in the magazine, Wiig receives praise from her “Bridesmaids” co-star Jon Hamm.

Before teaming up on the big screen to play Wiig’s arrogant, egotistical lover, Hamm first noticed the actress while watching an “SNL” skit titled “Lady Business.”

"Kristen's line was, ‘I'm a bitch in the boardroom, a bore in the bedroom, and I'm a bear on the toilet,' which she delivered with over-the-top seriousness," Hamm, 40, said. "I thought, 'My God, this girl is funny.' "

Hamm admits that while Wiig is "incredibly shy," he admires her talents to dramatically transform into different characters on-screen.

"This is a woman who wore coconuts on her t--s on 'SNL,'” he said. “She can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on plant in character."

Her knack for taking on the raunchiest of roles isn't the only thing Hamm admires.

Here's the video about Kristen Wiig stripping down for GQ Magazine:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kristen Wiig is NOT going to make a Porky's Sequel!!! (Guardian Interview)

Kristen Wiig's gone from working as a waitress to filming with Robert De Niro and Sean Penn. Emma Brockes hears how the summer's hit film Bridesmaids helped put the actor on the map.

Kristen Wiig: 'Bridesmaids was definitely the biggest role I’ve ever had.'

Kristen Wiig has had the kind of summer one might imagine to be life-changing. For four years, she and Annie Mumolo, her friend and co-writer, slaved over a comedy script commissioned by Judd Apatow about a woman whose best friend is getting married. It was the 38-year-old's first lead in a film, and her first full-length script to be produced. As an indication of how it played with audiences, I watched it on a plane last month with a friend who, during the scene in which the bride squats in the street to relieve herself after a bad kebab, laughed so long and hard a woman passing in the aisle leant over and said, "What are you watching?"

Wiig smiles when I tell her this. "Proud," she says, of the day they filmed the shi**ing-in-the-street scene. "A proud moment."

We are in the tearoom of a fashionable hotel in Tribeca, the Manhattan neighbourhood where Wiig lives. Before Bridesmaids, she was known to US audiences as a long-running cast member of Saturday Night Live and elsewhere for scene-stealing cameos in films such as Ghost Town and Knocked Up.

That the film, by midsummer, had grossed more than $150m in the US and outstripped not only all of Apatow's other films, but every "R-rated female comedy" in history, puts Wiig in the zone of woman of the moment, although she chafes against this, with its implication that before Bridesmaids she was an ingenue.

The famous duelling speeches scene from Bridesmaids:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Next SNL Hosts: Steve Buscemi, Katy Perry, & Jimmy Fallon

Episode 710 - December 3, 2011

"Steve Buscemi" & The Black Keys

Episode 711 - December 10, 201

"Katy Perry" & Robyn

Episode 712 - December 17, 2011

"Jimmy Fallon" & Michael Bublé


Steve Buscemi has also hosted on 04.04.1998 (he played the Mad Hatter, was in Bill Clinton, Morning Latte, Goth Talk, and Judge Judy skits). He cameo'd on 10.15.1994 when John Travolta hosted (Steve was in "Quentin Tarantino's Welcome Back, Kotter") and he did a filmed cameo on 04.15.2000 when Tobey Maguire hosted.

Katy Perry should be interesting. Katy was a musical guest on 09.25.2010 (Amy Poehler hosted). She got her acting chops going by playing a young woman who was well endowed on Bronx Beat (Maya Rudolph cameo'd) and she cameo'd in Boogerman (a horrible use of Katy Perry in a digital short).

Kristen and Jimmy are hilarious together on the Late Night Show (and they costarred in Whip It). I can't wait to see what they've cooked up together!


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kristen Wiig announces for the Blue Jean Committee

Sketch - The Blue Jean Committee

Jason Segel ... Marshall Haynes
Florence Welch ... patron
Jim Henson's Muppets
Paul Rudd ... patron
Fred Armisen ... J.C.
Vanessa Bayer ... patron
Abby Elliott ... patron
Bill Hader ... bartender
Taran Killam ... patron
Bobby Moynihan ... patron
Andy Samberg ... patron
Jason Sudeikis ... Little Andrew
Kenan Thompson ... Lee
Kristen Wiig ... emcee

A local band with a very local sound and set list, including "Massachusetts Afternoon," plays for a very local crowd.

Kristen Wiig announces this skit.

This is a normal thing Fred does. He likes to do these musical skits where he teams with the musical guest or in this case with Jason Segel, Kenan, and Jason.

The humor is mostly subtle, including shots of the audience rocking out. And Muppets!!!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Mitt Romney's Former Employee (SNL)

Cold Opening - Mitt Romney Raw & Unleashed

Bill Hader ... announcer (voice)
Taran Killam ... Jeff
Jay Pharoah ... aide
Jason Sudeikis ... Mitt Romney
Kristen Wiig ... Deborah Singer

Tired of seeing other GOP candidates steal the media spotlight, Mitt Romney is making some drastic changes to his campaign.

Mitt once told Kristen's Deborah character that she was a sharp dresser. Wow! =^)


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kristen Wiig's Triangle Sally returns!!! (SNL Video)

Commercial - A New Jack Thanksgiving

Jason Segel ... Men In Vests member
Florence Welch ... Flow Diggity Flow Doubt
Vanessa Bayer ... B.L.T. member
Abby Elliott ... B.L.T. member
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Medium Richard
Nasim Pedrad ... B.L.T. member
Jay Pharoah ... Sweaty Keith
Andy Samberg ... Cross Chris
Kenan Thompson ... announcer (voice)
Kenan Thompson ... John Juan Twan
Kristen Wiig ... Triangle Sally

Take your Thanksgiving celebration to a new level with some retro New Jack holiday hits.

Nice performance by Florence Welch from Florence & the Machine!

This is a follow up to Worst of Soul Train from 01.08.2011. Bobby played a similar host. The only consistent character is Kristen Wiig's Triangle Sally, who the audience loved!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kristen Wiig plays Chess with Andy Samberg (SNL Digital Short)

Olivia Munn and Jason Segel give cameo appearances here...

Want a new approach to picking up women? Try a classic game, such as chess, or even a staring contest.

I didn't see the Staring Contest one, but there are a few bits here, like eating glass...

I think this really goes back to a lot of the infomercial skits that were more common on In Living Color, SCTV, and 70s/80s SNL (specifically Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy were masters of the infomercial skits, where they established repeat characters with them).

What did you think?


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Mrs. Vogelcheck (with Jason Segel and Paul Rudd)

Sketch - Affectionate Family

Jason Segel ... Jacob Vogelcheck
Paul Rudd ... Austin Vogelcheck
Fred Armisen ... Mr. Vogelcheck
Vanessa Bayer ... Lucy
Bill Hader ... Dwayne Vogelcheck
Jay Pharoah ... homeless man
Andy Samberg ... Pete
Kristen Wiig ... Mrs. Vogelcheck

The Vogelchecks have no problem showing affection when their son brings home his girlfriend for Thanksgiving.

This is their fifth time with this skit.

The food gags are too much! Hilarious! And Paul Rudd! Too much! Andy kisses the camera! Ha!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Janelle in Retirement Party (new SNL character!!!)

Sketch - Retirement Party

Jason Segel ... Louis
Fred Armisen ... Mitch Gurst
Vanessa Bayer ... Marilyn Shemp
Paul Brittain ... employee
Taran Killam ... employee
Bobby Moynihan ... Dr. Gil Peabody
Nasim Pedrad ... Madge Ortiz
Jay Pharoah ... Taffy Peterson
Kenan Thompson ... emcee
Kristen Wiig ... Janelle Mumrot

It's Mitch's last day and an office gets awkward when his secretary is forced to say something and a big secret is exposed.

Ha. New character for Kristen Wiig! This new character is Janelle.

Very amusing.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Kathy Lee - and is back!!! (SNL Regis Philbin auditions)

With Regis' last show in the books, the producers pair Kelly Ripa up with some potential replacements including Charles Barkley, George Lopez and Denzel Washington.

Some fantastic impressions here! The audience is LOVING it!!!

It's also clear that the audience wants another skit devoted to Jay as Denzel Washtington!

Kristen comes on at the end as... you guessed it...

Kathy Lee Gifford!

What's the best impression???

Jason Segel's Antonia Banderas
Kristen Wiig's Kathy Lee Gifford
Bobby Moynihan's Rosie O'Donnell
Jay Pharoah's Denzel Washington

I loved Bobby's Rosie! Short and sweet, but all four of these (as well as Bill Hader's take) were all hilarious!


Kristen Wiig + Jason Segel + Florence & the Machine = SNL Promo goodness!!!

Jason Segel hosts an all-new SNL 11/19 with musical guest Florence and the Machine.

Some funny bits here. But what do you expect with Kristen Wiig teamed up with Jason Segel???


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kristen Wiig announces for "Les Jeunes de Paris" (no video ever!!!)

Why isn't it ever online? What's the deal?

Show - Les Jeunes de Paris

Emma Stone ... Juliette
Fred Armisen ... captain
Paul Brittain ... Marius
Abby Elliott ... French girl
Taran Killam ... Francois
Bobby Moynihan ... Stewart
Nasim Pedrad ... French girl
Andy Samberg ... Quasimodo
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)

Andy Samberg played Quasimodo! Hilarious!

My guess is that there's a song in it that NBC doesn't have the rights to. That's why it never makes it online.

What? Lose the song! Edit it out or stop including the song in these skits! Something!!!

So "Les Jeunes de Paris" has been on SNL three times now...


Kristen has always announced for it.

Emma Stone appeared as Juliette in the first episode with it, so naturally it's back for this time when she hosts.

Maybe Emma was involved when writing it, but it seems to be a writing collaboration between the newer guys, Taran, Paul, and Bobby:

Andy Samberg once played a mime:

Even the returning ladies are played by Abby and Nasim, like they're excluding the SNL legends who likely are leaving the show soon...


Friday, November 18, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Bridal Shower (SNL)

Hot off Bridesmaids and Kristen Wiig is the Bride in a Bridal Shower. Is she taking notes for Bridesmaids 2? Wink wink.

So this is a new Emma Stone character where she's a little off.

Sketch - Bridal Shower Gifts

Emma Stone ... Wallace
Fred Armisen ... Tony
Vanessa Bayer ... Kendra
Abby Elliott ... Maria
Taran Killam ... stripper
Nasim Pedrad ... Mrs. Malone
Andy Samberg ... stripper
Kristen Wiig ... bride

A bridal shower first timer makes things awkward with her behaivor and gift choices.

Andy and Taran are the strippers. But don't get too excited. They don't get to strip. =^)

This is pretty funny. The cast mostly supports Emma's new character here, Wallace. I can see Emma coming back to host again with a character like this.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kristen Wiig is a Droid in Technology Hump (SNL)

Show - We're Going To Make Technology Hump

Technology Hump is the authority for hot device-on-device action.

Emma Stone ... Colleen
Vanessa Bayer ... iPad
Jay Pharoah ... digital camera
Andy Samberg ... Jacob
Jason Sudeikis ... video game controller
Kristen Wiig ... Droid


Andy and Emma host this hilarious show with all sorts of tecchnology sex scenes. Hilariously wrong!

A lot of the cast lend their voices.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kristen Wiig gets felt up... by a Mic? (Herb Welch on SNL)

Veteran reporter Herb Welch covers an angry group of residents who are battling falling ice.

Show - WXPD News New York

Emma Stone ... Cynthia Coraline Aronowitz
Bill Hader ... Herb Welch
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Nasim Pedrad ... Wanda Ramirez
Jason Sudeikis ... Jack Rizzoli
Kristen Wiig ... president

Bill Hader takes hitting Kristen Wiig in her privates to extreme levels, which makes Kristen almost crack a smile, and Hader cracks at the end there.

The crowd bursts out in laughter.

Hader just doesn't look old enough in these skits.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Michele Bachmann in the SNL Cold Opening where Rick Perry forgets

The latest Republican debate for the party's seat in the 2012 presidential race is marked by Rick Perry's inability to finish points.

Cold Opening - The Republican Presidential Debate

Fred Armisen ... John Harwood
Paul Brittain ... Ron Paul
Bill Hader ... Rick Perry
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Taran Killam ... Jon Huntsman
Bobby Moynihan ... Newt Gingrich
Nasim Pedrad ... Maria Bartiromo
Andy Samberg ... Rick Santorum
Jason Sudeikis ... Mitt Romney
Kenan Thompson ... Herman Cain
Kristen Wiig ... Michele Bachmann

Andy is freaking out a little.

Love the Mice & Men reference! Not entirely sure why they didn't really have Mitt shoot Perry.

So this skit barely covers Cain's sexual allegations (women who he supposedly unsuccessfully hit on for affairs have come forward). But then it focuses on Perry's mistake (forgetting the third government department he would close) and then beautifully turned it into a Mice & Men reference.

Interestingly they showed Romney to be the intelligent and clever one in this skit.

This is Kristen's sixth appearance as Michele Bachmann, but she only appears in one shot in this skit!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Mindy Gracin in Secret Word # (SNL)

Mindy Elise Grayson returns for another appearance on Secret Word, this time facing off against the Miss America candidate from Georgia.

Gameshow - Secret Word

Emma Stone ... Charlene Stumphries
Paul Brittain ... contestant
Bill Hader ... Lyle Round
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Taran Killam ... contestant
Kristen Wiig ... Mindy Gracin

This is Kristen's sixth appearance as Mindy.

The skit is pretty lame, but Emma Stone's Charlene really outshines everyone here!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Garth and Kat with Jann Pocketbook!

Garth and Kat to share some of their new festive tracks in honor of Thanksgiving with backup singer Jann Pocketbook.

They bring out the Coldplay lead to mix it up!

Fred loves to do things with the Musical Guests. He writes for them a lot.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kristen Wiig at the American Musuem Of Natural History

Emma Stone is hosting tonight! Check it out!

And... How does Kristen look? Leave a comment with your answer!

The American Musuem Of Natural History's Annual Museum Gala (Kristen Wiig)

Kristen at the American Museum Of Natural History's Annual Museum Gala in New York City, NY. (November 10, 2011)

In this next photo, Kristen Wiig is starting look more like Michele Bachmann than she does on SNL:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Should Kristen Wiig Play Chord Overstreet's Mom? is reporting that Smallville alum John Schneider has been cast as Sam's dad. As of right now, he's only booked for one episode, the same one where Chord makes his big return (episode eight)...

Glee is currently casting for Sam's mom, aka: Momma Trouty-Mouth, and we have first dibs as to who we think should grace Lima, Ohio with her presence. We've come up with some fabulous ladies who would be perfect to play the mom of a life-sized Ken doll and we need your help to decide who would be the very best...

That's right, take it all in! Sam's return is only four episodes away and rumor has it he'll be singing Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song." However, the actress who will play his mom has not yet been unveiled. A little fishy has told us that they are looking for a blonde or brunette woman in her 40s. Hmm…

True, Glee will most likely cast a lesser-known actress for the part, but just let us dream, OK? Whoever this woman will be, we hear she might be around for more than one episode. We are so excited to finally get to meet some more parents this season (still waiting on Rachel's dads!), so we've rounded up out Top Picks to join the cast as Mrs. Evans:

Kristen Wiig: After watching her numerous years on SNL and practically choking on our Sour Patch Kids from laughter during Bridesmaids, we are confident that Wiig could take any role and spin it into comedic gold. And as an added bonus she totally looks like she could be related to Sam! (It's all in the noses.)

Read the rest here:


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Shania "In These Shoes?" Tunt (SNL's Kings of Catch Phrases)

Commercial - The Original Kings Of Catchphrase Comedy Volume 2

Charlie Day ... Dirk "Jack-Knife" Cane
Adam Levine ... Adam "Hawk Attack" Levine
Fred Armisen ... Jorge "That Ain't A/This Is A" Miguel
Vanessa Bayer ... Addi "News Flash" Sweeney
Paul Brittain ... Goran "Funky Boy" Bogdan
Abby Elliott ... Fur Coat Rhonda
Bill Hader ... Rick "Watch It Or I'll S*** Your C***!" Tipenski
Taran Killam ... The Squeefy Brothers
Taran Killam ... announcer (voice)
Seth Meyers ... Boston Powers
Bobby Moynihan ... Slappy Pappy
Nasim Pedrad ... Bonnie "My Vagina" Carolina
Jay Pharoah ... Black Stewie Griffin
Andy Samberg ... Gavin "What If It Had Boobs" Speiller
Jason Sudeikis ... Chris "Who Said That" Bruss
Kenan Thompson ... David "Beef Jelly" Winfield
Kristen Wiig ... Shania "In These Shoes?" Tunt

The kings of catchphrases are back, and this time Dirk 'Jack-Knife' Cane is in the house!

Kristen's bit wasn't really funny, but she still sold it with the look afterward.

My favorite bits are how Andy Samberg channeled Adam Sandler for the b00b$ bit, Nasim Pedrad's v@gina bit, (nice set up), Black Stewie Griffin, and Adam "Hawk Attack" Levine. Hahaha.

Boston Powers, Slappy Pappy, Funky Boy, News Flash, Beef Jelly, and Fur Coat Rhonda didn't have the same punch as they did last time (understandable, since it's a one-joke gag, but still I'd think they could keep them fresh somehow).


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Kris Jenner (SNL's Kardashians)

Commercial - Kim's Fairytale Divorce

Charlie Day ... Ken Harris
Vanessa Bayer ... Kourtney Kardashian
Abby Elliott ... Khloé Kardashian
Bill Hader ... announcer (voice)
Taran Killam ... Bruce Jenner
Nasim Pedrad ... Kim Kardashian
Jay Pharoah ... Lamar Odom
Andy Samberg ... Kris Humphries
Kristen Wiig ... Kris Jenner

You've watched the wedding special, now get an all-access pass to Kim Kardashian's divorce from Kris Humphries.

Kristen does a good job selling the mom who wants attention. I think the surprise winner here is Taran Killam's Bruce Jenner impression!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kristen Wiig is the director in a Dolphin Movie

Sketch - Because Of One Dolphin

Charlie Day ... Terry
Paul Brittain ... marker
Taran Killam ... Miles
Kenan Thompson ... boom mic operator
Kristen Wiig ... director

An actor has trouble working in a scene with a dolphin, and the production crew doesn't seem to understand.

Kristen plays the director straight. The tension here is that Charlie Day's Terry gets distracted by the weird dolphin commands.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Kristen Wiig gets crabs from sex with Andy Samberg (SNL's Greek gods)

Let's talk about this hilarious and witty sketch...

Sketch - Greek Gods

Charlie Day ... Dionysus
Adam Levine ... Yanni
Fred Armisen ... Klaus
Vanessa Bayer ... Artemis
Paul Brittain ... Hermes
Abby Elliott ... Aphrodite
Bill Hader ... Hades
Taran Killam ... Ares
Bobby Moynihan ... Demeter
Nasim Pedrad ... Athena
Jay Pharoah ... Apollo
Andy Samberg ... Poseidon
Jason Sudeikis ... Zeus
Kenan Thompson ... Eros
Kristen Wiig ... Hera

Zeus summons the gods to figure out the financial crisis in Greece.

Jason Sudeikis has the largest part (as Zeus), but Andy's gag comes back because he's the god who turns into a dolphin who has sex...

And that's where Kristen Wiig comes in!

All are on their game here. Bobby Moynihan is pretty funny as the god of harvest (I think the god of harvest should have been put on the spot more for economic responsibility), Andy Samberg as Poseidon who turns into a dolphin when making love, Jay Pharoah puts on some white makeup for a funny gag as Apollo, and Kristen Wiig makes a great bitter wife, who happens to have gotten crabs from making love with Andy Samberg's Poseidon.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Judy Grimes (11/5/11) on SNL!

Kristen Wiig's Judy Grimes is back!

Weekend Update

Seth Meyers
Bill Hader ... Rick Perry
Bill Hader ... announcer (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Judy Grimes

Weekend Update travel guru Judy Grimes again wrestles with her nerves on air.

This is Kristen's sixth appearance as Judy Grimes.

She did this character on...

Now this is not one of her most popular characters (like Lawrence Welk's Dooneese, Gilly, Penelope, Shana, two A-Holes, Kat and Garth, Target Lady), but it's probably one of the best to show that Kristen Wiig has MAD SKILLS.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids reunion

Kristen Wiig, Judd Apatow and Co. Offer 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Bridesmaids

For the first time since Bridesmaids premiered this past spring, the comedy’s filmmakers and cast gathered last night in Hollywood for a special Screen Actors Guild Awards screening of their surprise box office smash. Afterward, Judd Apatow (who executive produced the film) moderated a Q&A panel comprised of director Paul Feig, stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Wendi McLendon-Covey as well as Annie Mumolo, who co-wrote the screenplay with Wiig. What transpired was an entertaining discussion about the movie “that changed female comedy.” The most exciting revelations follow.

1. Many of Kristen Wiig’s onscreen trials and tribulations are based on the real-life experiences of co-writer Mumolo — including the P.O.S. car.

Mumolo: I did drive that car except mine had the two rearview mirrors hanging off the side and one was sort of duct-taped on. That was my car.

Wiig: Annie was a bridesmaid, I think, seven times in two years. She’s really popular.

Mumolo: Not anymore. But yeah, I was a bridesmaid seven times. One time, two [weddings] at once. I had the experience of watching all of your friends working it out and doing it but not doing it yourself in any way, shape or form. [I remember] going to these fancy engagement parties and coming back to my apartment and having to crawl through the window because the door swells with the weather. You’d have to pull out the air conditioner and climb in — with all of these fancy party favors. Stuff like that.

2. Wendi based her character on horrible moms everywhere — including the ones on Bravo.

Apatow: You fake hatred for kids well.

McLendon-Covey: That’s because so many people I meet and eavesdrop on — that’s one of my special skills on my resume — talk so badly about their kids. It’s just horrifying. You think, “Okay, well someone’s going to kill you in your sleep.” The Real Housewives of Orange County — I take a lot of material from them because those bitches just cannot be placated. They cannot be happy about anything. They’re all rich. They have perfectly nice husbands and they just hate every minute of it.”

3. Rose Byrne had little to no actual bridesmaid experience when she joined this movie.

McLendon-Covey: Poor Rose. She’s from Australia and they don’t do this in Australia. They don’t have bridal showers and all of this stuff. She was like, “What are you talking about? I don’t know what that is.” But she sure picked up on it.

4. All onscreen defecation was real. (Just kidding)

But you did actually poop on the street. Because you’re method, like De Niro.
Apatow: [Joking] But you did actually poop on the street. Because you’re method, like De Niro.

Rudolph: That was real everybody.

Apatow: Melissa too. All real.

McCarthy: It was important for me to make that realistic.

5. At one point, Melissa McCarthy’s character was supposed to be even crazier.

Wiig: We didn’t want to make [Megan] too crazy. At one point I remember we were like, “Should she only dress in rockabilly [clothing]?”

McCarthy: I actually had a four-hour fitting for a rockabilly wardrobe, which was really unflattering.

Feig: We should publish those pictures because I’ve never seen you look less happy.

Wiig: A lot of black bowling shirts with flames. Caring so much about the character, it was that we wanted her to look a certain way but be feminine. […] She could have really long fingernails and wear a pearl necklace but also have a carpal tunnel wrist brace on her arm…

Feig: …that is never explained.

6. Ellie Kemper cannot lie about a bad haircut.

Wiig: [to McCarthy] Remember you had that [very short] wig on and Ellie, who is the most polite person in the world, thought you had cut your hair.

McCarthy: I was in the trailer and Ellie is kind of exactly like she seems in the movie — but smarter, greater and not as crazy. I came in and Ellie [saw my hair] and said [in spot-on Ellie Kemper impression], “Oh! Hi! Look what you did!” I just let her hang. I had a random conversation about traffic because I could tell in her head, she was like “Ohhhhh.”

Finally, I said, “You know it’s a wig, right?” And said “Oh! Oh! God.”

7. The dress fitting scene laden with bathroom humor was not Kristen Wiig’s idea.

Wiig: Judd and Paul threw it out when we were doing a lot of rewrites. You want to have really funny things in the movie but the most important thing is the story. We had to figure out how my character messes up again and again and slowly drives Lillian insane. We had a whole other scene that was in there for awhile and we really needed to up the stakes. Judd said, “You know, they go to a restaurant before [the dress fitting]. Maybe it’s a really bad restaurant and something happens.” Initially, Annie and I were like, “Uh, so there is going to be throwing up and shit? OK.” But to Paul and Judd’s credit, it was done in a very nurturing way. They said, “Write your version. If it works, it works.” So Annie and I sat down and wrote…”and then Megan gets up on the sink.”

8. Speaking of the disastrous sink incident, Melissa McCarthy had to do an official jump test before shooting.

McCarthy: I kept thinking [the sink sequence] will probably go away before we shoot. Then there was the moment where they said, “We need you to come and do a jump test to see if the sink is the right height.” The crew guys who had not read the script were looking around like, “What the hell is about to happen?” It was about two hours. They would say, “You’re pretty short and a regular vanity would come up to about here.” I was like, “Why am I having this conversation about my jumping ability!?”

Feig: There were some seriously technical discussions about shitting in a sink.

9. Megan and Air Marshall Jon are married in real life.

McCarthy: My favorite scene [to shoot] was the plane. Kristen kept coming through the [first class curtains] with a completely different character — all so funny. At one point, we had to realize that we couldn’t just be laughing through the takes. And also because I got to work with my husband.

Feig: For those of you who don’t know, Air Marshall Jon is Melissa’s real-life husband. Ben Falcone, SAG member. He’s vested!



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