Kristen Wiig Talks Leaving ‘SNL’

Kristen Wiig is the cover story of the upcoming issue of Marie Claire. The profile captures Kristen right after her last episode of SNL. She explains: “It was very emotional. I just wanted to get through it without breaking down in every sketch. Because nothing says comedy like breaking down.” Speaking of breaking down, she talks about that devastating last sketch:

“You have all this stuff going on in your head, like, ‘I can’t believe seven years has gone by, and I’m going to miss all these people.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, by the way, Mick Jagger is to my right, and I just danced a waltz with him.’”

She also addresses why ultimately she decided to leave:

“I know a lot of people probably assume, ‘Oh, she’s leaving because she is going to be doing movies now and things like that,’ which I will be. But I just always knew it was going to be seven and that was it. I think maybe if I were 22, I could see myself staying a little bit, but it just felt like the right time.”

She might not be 22, but she did reveal that when she woke up the morning after the SNL finale after-party, she realized she chipped one of her teeth.

Kristen Wiig Talks Leaving ‘SNL’