Kristen Wiig on 'SNL' exit rumors
I love Alec Baldwin’s podcast and not just because he sometimes speaks like an English poet. (‘T’was ever thus, yes?”) It’s also because when his friends find their way to the hot seat, you get candid, no-stress conversation about important topics. Case in point: Baldwin’s interview with Kristen Wiig, in which she admitted that her Saturday Night Live future is still uncertain.
“I don’t know,” Wiig said after Baldwin asked if her time on SNL was “winding down.” “Everyone has to leave…and I will say that when I do leave, it’s not because I’m sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. It’s just that it’s time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing.”
Wiig, whose contract is up this year, made it clear that while her future is not set in stone, she’s actively looking for more projects with which to fill her already-packed schedule — including some more unexpected roles. “People are always so surprised when I want to do dramatic stuff… There are a couple of things that I’m looking at doing next that aren’t comedies at all. One of them is really not at all,” she said.
But Baldwin later joked that leaving SNL could spell disaster for the actress. “And, of course, you have absolutely no prospects whatsoever,” he said. “It’s a really ballsy move on your part because who the F is going to hire you?” Wiig responded: “I don’t know. I may go back to open up a canoe shop.”