Kristen Wiig Talks THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, Working with Ben Stiller, How She Prepares for a Role, Future Projects, and More

     December 27, 2013

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Now playing in theaters is Ben Stiller‘s latest directorial effort The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  In the film, Stiller stars as the eponymous LIFE Magazine negative asset manager who, incapable of standing up for himself in the real world, retreats to a fantasy where he becomes his poised, confident opposite.  On his quest, he seeks to find a missing image taken by a photographer played by Sean Penn.  The movie also stars Kristen Wiig as his love interest, and Adam ScottShirley MacLainePatton Oswalt, and Kathryn Hahn.  While Stiller is known for his great work behind the camera on Tropic Thunder and ZoolanderWalter Mitty is definitely his most adult effort to date and the film is a beautiful look at life.

At the New York City press day, I landed a video interview with Kristen Wiig.  She talked about working for Ben Stiller, how it was a cool project because it’s not just a comedy or a drama, how she prepares for a role, other projects like Anchorman 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and the possibility of a MacGruber sequel, and more.  Hit the jump to watch

Kristen Wiig:

  • How this must have been a cool project because the film doesn’t just have one tone.
  • How does she like to get ready for a role?
  • What was her reaction to the finished film?
  • Talks about Anchorman 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and the possibility of a MacGruber sequel.

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