Lorne Michaels calls Kristen Wiig one of the “top three or four” SNL cast members ever in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine profile of the Bridesmaids star. A lot of the story covers pretty familiar territory: She’s very thin; she wears hats to interviews just like she did when the Times profiled her in 2009; she “never think[s] of [her characters] as annoying”; and she’s “nervous” with a “controlled cautiousness.”
Apparently, though, she’s not much of a moviegoer:
Try to suggest that her film has the potential to alter the market for female-driven comedies, and she resists. “Well, there’s Baby Mama and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” she says, naming two movies that came out more than a decade apart. “There are definitely movies where the cast is predominantly women.”
To be fair, it is actually really hard to think of female-led movies.