Kristen Wiig talks leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ after seven years and what the future holds for her.
On leaving SNL after seven years:
“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 continues: Still, “it was very emotional. I just wanted to get through it without breaking down in every sketch. Because nothing says comedy like breaking down.”
On her happiness:
“I will say that I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and I feel very lucky.” Why?: “Where I am now. Who he is. Those are the two big ones.” [in reference to boyfriend, Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti]
Photos by Marie Claire