Kristen Wiig: LA terrified me

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig was afraid of LA when she first moved to the city.

The American actress has fast become one of the top names in comedy thanks to her work on Saturday Night Live and movies such as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Before finding her comedy feet Kristen was studying for an art degree in Arizona, but she dropped out once she caught the acting bug.

“When I first moved, there was ‘the dream’, as there is for a lot of people. Then I got really scared. I moved there and I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t have any experience,’ and I was surrounded by people a lot younger than I am, a lot better looking than I am, who’ve been acting for a while, who’ve been taking classes, who already have agents and I just felt like, ‘Oh, there’s a lot of work I have to do,’” she recounted to the British edition of Glamour magazine.

It didn’t take long for people to notice her talents, which include writing as well as acting.

While Kristen, 40, co-wrote the script for the hugely successful Bridesmaids with the help of Annie Mumolo, she often doubts her abilities when it comes to penning comedic moments.

“I think writing is probably where I have the least confidence. When I write with Annie, it’s fun and we laugh. Of course, it’s hard to figure the story and stuff, but once that’s done and you’re going through it, figuring out the dialogue and adding the jokes and stuff, that’s more fun,” she explained.

Fans will be over the moon to hear that the writing partners are back together working on a new project, though Kirsten remained coy on the details.

“My priority now is to finish the script that Annie and I are working on. I was writing some stuff by myself – it was a little dramatic and I stopped because it didn’t feel like where I was any more.

“I started a different one that I’m really excited about, but Annie and I are writing together again. It’s going to be really different, actually I mean it’s still our voice, but it’s going to be a much different story, even probably a different tone, than the one we wrote before,” she teased.

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