Could Kristen Wiig be joining the group of retired SNL stars gone movie stars?
According to Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman, this very well may be. The 38-year-old actress had joined the SNL crew back in 2005 and has since become one of the show’s brightest stars. Wiig has been nominated for three years consecutively in 2009, 2010, and 2011 for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work on Saturday Night Live. Kristen has brought to life some of the shows funniest characters such as Sue, the woman who could not control her excitement, Penelope, the nut who craves attention, and who can forget the mischievous high school girl Gilly. Wiig has also nailed her parodies of Kathie Lee Gifford and Michele Bachmann.
Over the past year, Kristen’s career has really taken off. Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote and starred in, has made her a household name as the funny chick. This movie had become Judd Apatow’s highest grossing movie. Quite impressive, considering all the hits Apatow has already created.
Kristen is already in the process of working on different projects outside of Studio 8H. IMDB states that Wiig has wrapped up with movie Revenge for Jolly! and is currently filming Imogene with Glee's Darren Criss, Matt Dillon, and Annette Bening. She will also be reprising her role of Ruffnut in How to Train Your Dragon 2, set to be released in 2014.
According to The Huffington Post, Kristin has already retired two of her recurring characters on SNL (Gilly and Penelope). So sad to see them go, but even more sad to see Kristen go. It is also said that Jason Sudeikis might be joing Kristen in her end-of-season graduation. Nothing has been completely confirmed as of yet. The two are very strong characters on the show and they will leave large shoes to fill, but hey -- the show much go on!