Kristen Wiig: 'Bridesmaids' Sequel Not In The Plans
Looks like the "Bridesmaids" won't be taking any more walks down the aisle.
After weeks of speculation and comments from various co-stars and crew, the hit comedy's co-writer, producer and star Kristen Wiig has nixed the idea of a sequel, telling E! Online that, "We're not planning on doing one. We had a special time making the first one, but we're really excited to try something else."
Back in September, co-star Jon Hamm shot down the idea of a sequel, saying that he didn't think Wiig was too interested in a revisiting of what became a Golden Globe-nominated film. That clashed with more recent statements from director Paul Feig, in an interview published earlier this month in Vanity Fair, seemed a little bit more optimistic -- and perhaps less updated -- about the potential for a sequel.
"Everyone is up for it, and yet it's hard to say," Feig said. "Everyone's very busy right now is one of the problems, and kind of doing their own thing, but we're very open to it. My only stipulation is I just want to make sure it's as good or better than the first one. You definitely don't want people to be like, 'Oh, shoot, I wish they didn't make that."
Earlier in the month, The Hollywood Reporter relayed the news that Wiig was said to not be interested but that Universal was interested in pursuing a sequel without her, which is perhaps what Feig was referring to. Still, he probably won't have much luck convincing the supporting cast to come back if Wiig maintains her opposition; co-star Melissa McCarthy has said it would be "a terrible idea" to do a "Bridesmaids" film without its main star.
Wiig will next star in another film she wrote and produced, the indie flick "Imogen," in which she'll star as a troubled writer who goes back to live with her even more troubled mother (Annette Bening) and strikes up a romance with a younger man (Darren Criss).
For more, click over to E! Online.