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'Welcome to Me': EW preview

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Suzanne Hanover

STARRING Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack

DIRECTED BY Shira Piven

RATED R

RELEASE DATE May 1

Two pages into the script, Kristen Wiig knew she wanted to play Alice Klieg, a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins $86 million in the lottery and buys her own talk show. “I thought she was such a beautiful and weird and interesting character,” says Wiig. The movie (which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, where Bill Murray called it one of the strangest and boldest comedies he’d ever seen) pushes Wiig further into dramatic territory after 2014’s The Skeleton Twins. “Hopefully I’ll be able to do both comedies and dramas,” says the actress, who also has the sci-fi thriller The Martian and the Ghostbusters reboot coming up. “If the world will let me.” Yes, please.