Is that Zoolander 2 actress Kristen Wiig or Super Bowl 50 champion QB Peyton Manning?
Thanks to the impressive acting chops of Kristen Wiig, the lines are a little blurry in this hilarious interview with Jimmy Fallon. You honestly can’t even tell that he’s not talking to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
— NFLonNBC (@SNFonNBC) February 12, 2016
Okay, honestly it is 110 percent obvious that this is not Peyton Manning. She is wearing a Peyton Manning jersey, pads, and uniform. She even has a Denver Broncos helmet and a short wig. However, it is painfully obvious that this is just Kristen Wiig dressed up like Peyton Manning.
What makes the video so funny? Why is it a trending topic days after it first aired on The Tonight Show? It is absolutely hilarious.
Even though Jimmy Fallon knew that his former Saturday Night Live co-star was not Peyton Manning, he put her through the fire of interview questions just like she was the talented, longtime quarterback.
If Peyton Manning decides the retire, Kristen Wiig proved that she’s ready to step up as his replacement. pic.twitter.com/tJ2Vv1oMnI
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) February 12, 2016
Kristen Wiig is phenomenal in all matters of life whether it be Khaleesi’s, Harry Styles’, Peyton Manning’s or her own. #FallonTonight
— Libby Alexandria (@Eruvandince) February 12, 2016
Kristen Wiig as Peyton Manning on The Tonight Show…couldn’t get any better????????
— Emily Swedberg (@EmilyMariaJoy) February 12, 2016
From start to finish, Kristen Wiig did not break character a single time — and Jimmy Fallon definitely did not make it easy at all. Perhaps the funniest moments of the interview were when Kristen cracked a smile or a chuckle — especially during the moments when she may have surprised herself with the craziness that came out of her mouth.
- What were you thinking during the final moments of the Super Bowl? “I’m so far from the line… And I have to get this ball to the guy.”
- What was the final score? “14 to 6… in my mind.”
- You didn’t win MVP, but your teammate did: “I was so proud…for him. He didn’t do anything wrong the whole game. I’m just so proud of him.”
- Do you have a nickname for your wife? “Cookie.”
When she mistakenly said that she attended the University of Florida (even though Peyton went to Tennessee), Kristen Wiig quickly recovered with a witty response that many other people may not have thought of as fast.
“I’m sorry… I thought you said, ‘Where did I get in to school?’ I got into Florida. I got into South Carolina… I got into every college that I applied to.”
Kristen got even more laughs from the audience when she said that she majored in Environmental Science.
- Favorite Pre-Game Meal: “French fries and toast.”
- Favorite Color: “Green-ish.”
- Favorite Hobby: “Playing with my kids.”
- Favorite Band: “Maroon 5.”
- Favorite Clothing Store: “Sears.”
- Favorite Yoga Pose: “Upward Dog.”
Jimmy Fallon closed off the Rapid Fire session by asking “Peyton Manning” to share a heartfelt message with his fans directly to the camera. Kristen did not hesitate to deliver yet another hilarious response that even seemed like something that Peyton may actually say — sort of.
“It’s been a tough season and I know some of you didn’t think I’d make it this far. I guess that wouldn’t technically make you fans still. I want to say thank you for hanging in… and all the letters.”
This is not the first time that Kirsten Wiig has graced the Tonight Show stage alongside Jimmy Fallon as someone other than herself. According to the Today show, Kristen has also starred as NBA legend Michael Jordan, Khaleesi from the HBO series Game of Thrones, and Harry Styles from One Direction.
As a favored Saturday Night Live alum, Kristen Wiig has successfully transitioned from the small-screen to the big-screen in Hollywood with a number of highly-anticipated projects on the horizon. However, it’s great to see that her improv skills are still ready to work at any time — especially when she is in good company.
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