Kristen Wiig Opens Up About Wanting Children, Gushes Over 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

by Zach Seemayer and Denny Directo 9:17 PM PDT, October 20, 2015
Playing Kristen Wiig Opens Up About Wanting Children, Gushes Over 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

For Kristen Wiig, life after Saturday Night Live hasn't been all laughs.

While she's killed it in Bridesmaids, Anchorman 2 and the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the 42-year-old actress has surprised critics with her powerful dramatic performances in films like The Skeleton Twins, Welcome to Me, and The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

"It's not a conscious choice where I'm like, 'Now I wanna do something crazy.' It really is just the people that I want to work with and the scripts that I gravitate towards," Wiig told ET during a press junket promoting her upcoming drama Nasty Baby.

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"I've been very fortunate that I've been able to do different things," Wiig added, "and I like doing different things!"

Wiig's role in Nasty Baby is certainly different. In the twisted drama, Wiig plays a woman who's desperately trying to get pregnant with the help of her two gay friends, but things soon take a dark turn in this bohemian indie from Chilean director Sebastian Silva.

As for Wiig, she says she's not really in a rush to have children herself.

"I have a daughter who is a dog," Wiig joked. "I've got some great plants that I've had for a long time that I feel like are my children."

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Clearly the indie darling hasn't lost her sense of humor. We can only imagine the laughs she'll bring to her upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, helmed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

Ghostbusters reunites Wiig with her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy, and the two are starring alongside current SNL cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. According to Wiig, shooting the highly anticipated reboot "was one of the best times ever."

"It was a little over three months and it was so, so fun," Wiig said. "I'm excited about it."

Wiig's indie drama Nasty Baby hits theaters Oct. 23.

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