Kristen Wiig on Why She Was Drawn to Improv


“I think it was improv. It was watching people be on stage, acting without a script. There was something in me that was like, ‘I want to do that. I know I can do that.’ For some reason it was less scary to me than having words in front of me, because I think when you’re handed a script you know that you’re supposed to do it in a certain way, and people will think, ‘How is she reading this?’ But when you’re improvising, there’s nothing to compare it to and you can do whatever.”

Kristen Wiig on why she was drawn to improv when she first started getting into acting, on the latest episode of Alec Baldwin’s podcast Here’s the Thing.