Kristen Wiig: I'm Not Leaving Saturday Night Live -- Yet

Entertainment Dec. 6, 2011 AT 6:27PM
Kristen Wiig: I'm Not Leaving Saturday Night Live -- Yet Credit: Fred Duval/FilmMagic

Following the success of Bridesmaids, rumors circulated that Kristen Wiig would be retiring from Saturday Night Live this spring -- not so, says the actress.

"I love the cast," the 38-year-old comic tells the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Paper. "We're like Melrose Place without the murder."

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Wiig's Bridesmaids costar Maya Rudolph was impressed with her comedic capabilities from the start. "Kristen came to SNL knowing who she was, which I really envy," Rudolph says. "I was 27 when I got there, and not really fully formed, but she was an adult, and she immediately just sort of nailed it."

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Though SNL's casting decisions aren't officially made until the end of the season, Wiig already has several projects in the works: She will reunite with Bridesmaids' Rudolph, Jon Hamm and Chris O'Dowd in the rom-com Friends With Kids (also starring Megan Fox), and she will play Darren Criss' older love interest in the dark comedy Imogene.

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That's not all. "I'm writing something by myself that's not a comedy," Wiig tells Paper. "It's just a smaller indie movie, which is the sort of thing I actually gravitate towards. I just wrote a big chunk on a plane ride."

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