In the issue, the 38-year-old actress and former Saturday Night Live cast member dishes on life after Studio 8H (she returned as host just last week) and the joys of peaking late (career wise).
“I think the universe did me a favor, getting into it when I did,” Wiig tells the magazine. “If I had been younger, I would not have been ready. If I had gotten SNL 10 years earlier, it wouldn’t have been good.”
The New York native bid adieu to Lorne Michaels and company in May 2012 after seven seasons.
“When I was on SNL, Saturday night was my favorite night . . . now that I’m not on the show, it makes me sad. I don’t cry, though. Well, there’s a lot of solitary weeping because I’m a sensitive actress. But it is really hard to watch . . . It’s been one of the hardest things to let go of, it really has.”
Here are other highlights from Wiig’s chat with Harper’s Bazaar:
On what the Kristen Wiig cocktail, first mentioned on SNL with host Justin Timberlake, would contain in real life:
“A bucket of dreams. Oh, you mean like liquid? The base would be dry shampoo. Cacao bits. Two straws, just to hope someone splits it with you. And it’s served with lipstick on the rim already, so you don’t have to worry about it.”
On why she said no to Bridesmaids 2:
“It wasn’t a hard decision . . . we knew during the first one, this was it. We would have made a lot of money if there was a second one, but that’s not my goal in my creative life.”
On being famous and how it affects her love life (she’s currently seeing The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti):
“Some guys are more comfortable with it than others . . . I think it has to do with how I react to things and how comfortable they are with the weird reality of being with someone who’s in the public eye. You just have to have the conversation about it.”
Head over to Harper’s Bazaar for much more.
[Photos courtesy of Paola Kudacki/Harper’s Bazaar.]