Kristen Wiig: “I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and I feel very lucky right now”

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig covers the August issue of Marie Claire. Isn’t that amazing? Who would have thought that the “Terget Lady” from “SNL” would cover a (sort of) fashion magazine? I certainly never would have believed it years ago, but Kristen is a great chameleon who has finally gone full mainstream after co-writing and starring within Bridesmaids. With all of the new opportunities that have come her way in the wake of the movie’s success, Kristen has departed “SNL” after seven years. Interestingly enough, she’s now dating Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, who was hot and heavy with Drew Barrymore years ago and also dated Kirsten Dunst for awhile too. Supposedly, Fabrizio and Wiig are now quite serious together, and it’s obvious that she’s smitten with the guy. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Kristen Wiig

On her temperament: “I am shyer than most people think. I will say that I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and I feel very lucky right now.” Why? “Where I am now. Who he is. Those are the two big ones.”

On leaving “SNL”: “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,” she notes. “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.” 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 childhood: “I hated speaking in public. I would miss school just so I wouldn’t have to do it. I wanted to be Justine Bateman. She was so cool. Or Lisa Bonet. I just didn’t think it was an option, coming from a town where people don’t pack their bags and move out to Hollywood.”

[From Marie Claire]

That’s funny that she idolized Justine Bateman, who was the greatest smartass ever on “Family Ties.” Justine has also done some great (relatively) recent work on shows like “Californication” and “Arrested Development.” Maybe Kristen and Justine should team up and make comedies together now that Kristen is so successful. Regardless of who she surrounds herself with, I think that Kristen will do great in movies as she’s already proven, and there’s no reason that she can’t go back and visit “SNL” like so many other alumni do on a regular basis.

Here’s a photo of Kristen and Fabrizio in NYC on 7/7. I’m sure he’s a very charming guy, but his name always reminds me of air freshener.

Kristen Wiig

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire and Fame/Flynet

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  1. JB says:

    He is gorgeous and I love the dress she is wearing while holding his hand. She is awesome.

  2. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I’m happy for he! They look in synch. She is definitely up there with my favorite cast members of all time. I can’t wait to see what she does next, I know I’ll be watching.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    I’m happy for her too. I always liked her on SNL and I think she’s a good actress as well as funny. Plus she earns bonus points for saying no to the sequel.

  4. Dodo says:

    ‘I’m happier than i’ve ever been’ is now a cliche when it comes to celebrity interviews.

  5. Tillie says:

    OMG, I opened the website and thought she was Katy Perry..

    Maybe something wrong with my eyes..

    Love Kristen!

  6. Chatcat says:

    I know this is not popular but I don’t like her. I liked Bridesmaids but didn’t like her in it.

    I love Justine Bateman though!

  7. Hautie says:

    I like the dress. I just find the shoes too clunky. A nice pair of kitten heels would have compliment the dress better.

    But I do look forward to see what projects she does.

    And still one of my most favorite skits from this past year on SNL….

    The Real Housewives of Disney.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1qNtoDgLZg

  8. Chicagogurl17 says:

    Do you think Drew set them up? Word was that Fab didn’t want kids and Drew did, which makes sense because Kristen has said in so many word, that she doesn’t want children. It really is a small world in famedom.

  9. Jover says:

    Sorry, when i think fashion I don’t think Kristin Wiig; can anyone buy a mag cover these days – as a long time SNL fan, she had far more detractors than fans, and my own take is that most of us that have still stuck obstinately with the show are not unhappy to see her depart. Many of her characters were one-note annoying.

    • Esmom says:

      After seeing Bridesmaids, I realized that SNL didn’t give Kristen the chance to really shine. She was/is better than most of what she did on the show. Hopefully now she can free to expand on the great work she did for and in Bridesmaids.

      And to those who didn’t like her in Bridesmaids, she really was an unlikeable character and she played that brilliantly. Great acting.

  10. Cam S says:

    They couldn’t have used a more flattering picture for the cover? Jeez.

  11. sullivan says:

    I enjoyed some of her characters on SNL. I have a feeling that if I “get to know her” via interviews it will negatively affect how I see her characters in the future. Almost every time I learn personal stuff about comedians I end up being disappointed. I’d rather know nothing about a comedian’s personal life so that I can just laugh my ass off with complete abandon when they’re performing.

  12. Jordan says:

    I love Kristen Wiig, Justine Bateman (what is she doing now??) and Lisa Bonet. I’d see a movie with all of them together if it was a comedy.

  13. Onyx XV says:

    Justine Bateman, the poster girl for the damage done by an eating disorder – interesting choice for an idol. I loved her too, but bless her heart, GF has NOT aged well. Do a google image search for “Justine Bateman now” and see for yourself… I’m not trying to be mean, just honest.

    • Jordan says:

      Ok, I did the google search and didn’t see any pics that were so bad. She’s 46 years old. She won’t look the same as she did during Family Ties. There was some where her makeup/eyeliner was gooped on but no one looks good with that, and one where it was from a movie so maybe she was supposed to look like that, but the rest looked normal. I just think we are too critical of women when they age and then if they get plastic surgery, we rage on that. It’s a no win.

  14. Gal says:

    Love her – but she shouldn’t have approved the side boob picture. Tacky.

  15. Apsutter says:

    I freaking love her! I’ve probably watched “bridesmaids” at least 10 times in the past month on HBO. Her and Amy Poehler are tops in my book.

  16. hoya_chick says:

    Every time celebs have something to promote they are the happiest and most comfortable in their skin that they’ve ever been. It gets quite old after a while. I do like her and think she is funny, even though I don’t watch SNL and I hated Bridesmaids. She had a small role in Ghost town with Ricky Gevais that I absolutely loved! I didn’t know they were dating….he seems to get around a lot.

  17. j says:

    I love her and think she’s gorgeous and funny and talented.

    But does anyone else think that side boob on the cover looks a little, I dunno…high? Like weird photoshop or something?

  18. Ally says:

    I actually like her better as a blonde. Side bangs, like in Bridesmaids. Oh, well. She’s hilarious!

  19. Jackson says:

    I love the dark hair on her. Fab!!! I think the blond she had washed her out and made her look….budget?? Love her talent whatever the hair color though.

  20. Billy says:

    Happier. She also has more money/success/fame than she has ever had. Money and fame can and do buy happiness!

  21. evadstructn says:

    Kristen Wiig did a pretty spot-on impersonation of Fabrizio-era Drew on SNL recently.

  22. Adrien says:

    Awesome, Fabrizio is a nice dude.
    Kristen is the ultimate Two-face (like in Seinfeld). I meant that in a good way. One moment she homely then the next she’s hot.

  23. Bec says:

    She is BRILLIANT! I am such a fan. I am loving that there is a Kristen Wiig post today! I hope this works out w/ Fab. I bet he’s a really good guy. One forgets what a babe she is because she is so funny.

    • sarahtonin says:

      I love Kristen too. She can do no wrong in my eyes (even with a lousy pic on the cover of MC). Wiig, Tina Fey, and Kathy Griffin are my favourite comediennes. Actually, make that favourite comedians in general. They are running rings around the guys.