Kristen Wiig is busy these days with Zoolander 2 and the Ghostbusters reboot in the works. Character posters for both movies have been released and they are pleasing to fans everywhere. Movie Hole reports that the Zoolander 2 character posters have come out for both Will Ferrell as Mugatu and Kristen Wiig as Alexanya.
The photo of Kristen Wiig is quite incredible.
— Zoolander 2 (@ZoolanderMovie) December 11, 2015
Fans are not sure whether she is smiling or not, but people agree she is sporting some big hair. The script was written by Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux, and the movie is due in theaters on February 12. Wiig even makes an impression in the trailer to the movie.
Fans will have to wait a little longer to catch Kristen Wiig in Ghostbusters, which is not due out until summer 2016. InStyle reports that the initial posters for Ghostbusters have been released.
— InStyle (@InStyle) December 17, 2015
There is a character poster for each of the Ghostbusters, including one of Wiig.
— Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) December 18, 2015
Paul Feig, writer and director of the Ghostbusters reboot movie, talked about the cast. It’s an all-female group, but the original cast members — Dan Akyroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver — will all return in cameos. Feig also spoke about Kristen Wiig’s character, particle physicist Erin Gilbert.
“Particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior.”
Clearly, Feig didn’t want to divulge too much information. But, he did go into more detail about the chemistry of the four ladies on the set. Kristen Wiig and her co-stars Melissa McCarthy (scientist Abby Yates), Kate McKinnon (researcher Jillian Holtzmann), and Leslie Jones (transportation official Patty Tolan) are reportedly doing well.
“They are four incredibly talented women, each with a unique voice and style of comedy. The fact that they meshed so well and complemented each other so well made this team of paranormal warriors a very interesting and fully-rounded group. The funniest people who come from sketch, stand-up, or just comedy, in general, work well together because the good ones know they are only as good as those they are playing off, against, and with. The set was a fun, supportive and creatively fertile environment.”
There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the new, all-female cast of Ghostbusters. E! Online reports that in 2015 Kristen Wiig spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the response to the new Ghostbusters movie and she said it confused her.
“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me. Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad. It just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”
When she isn’t making hit movies or stirring up gender-driven controversy, Kristen Wiig is getting down with some of her celebrity homies. GQ reports that Wiig recently joined the likes of Amy Schumer, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, Saoirse Ronan, and Seth Rogan, just to name a few, in a cover of “Hotline Bling.” The video is pretty darn funny.
Even Drake loved the cover.
Kristen Wiig is climbing the ladder of success in the film industry and fans just love what she does. Her talent, charm and versatility as an actress will take her a long way. After all, according to IFC, Wiig has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her comedy performance as Delores DeWinter in The Spoils Before Dying, a mini-series produced by Will Ferrell.
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