Saturday Night Live alum and Bridesmaids writer Kristen Wiig is back with three new movies — just don’t expect Bridesmaids 2 to be one of them. Surprising everyone in Hollywood, the actress/comedienne has happily passed on revisiting the 2011 blockbuster, which featured co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph.
Wiig, 39, explains her non-Hollywood approach in an interview with The Daily Beast:
“When something does well at the box office, people assume that there’s going to be a second one, so when you don’t, it doesn’t make sense to them. But I approach things in my career a different way, and creatively, it’s just not something I’m interested in doing. That’s kind of it, and should be it.”
Feeling the full weight of her Bridesmaids success, Kristen acknowledges the pressure she feels from the industry:
“There are more expectations, and once you do something that’s perceived in a positive way, people are like, ‘OK, well, now what?’ So you do feel that pressure, and you do know that people are going to compare the next thing you do to the thing you did last, so you can’t really think about it.”
In her first leading role since the huge success, Kristen stars in Girl Most Likely. She’ll play the role of Imogene — a struggling playwright who moves back home to the Jersey Shore after a bad breakup with her wealthy beau. Additionally, Kristen also hits the big screen later this year in Anchorman 2 and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, both opening in theaters in December.