We met Kristen Wiig recently to talk about Despicable Me 2 (she kills it in that movie!) and as the conversation turned from the Steve Carell-starring sequel to Despicable Me, where else could it go? She actually said something about Anchorman 2… very little, but we’ll take any news we can on that front!
“I’m totally, completely flattered,” Wiig said of being cast alongside returning stars Will Ferrell, Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and David Koechner.
“I said yes before I knew what it would be. I mean, Anchorman is one of my favorite movies. I love all of those guys.”
Movie Fanatic was all over the film the moment the Anchorman 2 trailer landed and even something as simple as this Anchorman 2 teaser poster, that debuted recently featuring nothing but Will Ferrell’s mustache, gets us psyched.
Immediately a feeling of career bliss came over her on the Anchorman 2 set -- surprising given the comic stature she has earned as a Saturday Night Live alum and star of the recent smash Bridesmaids.
“I think it was my first day. They were all there in their costumes, and the cowboy hat (Koechner’s character) and the vest (Will Ferrell’s) and everything. I was like, 'Oh, my gosh,'" she recalled.
“I really kind of geeked out for a minute -- I couldn't believe that I was there. To be a part of it was very surreal. I'm actually here and that's really them!”
When asked about what audiences can expect, Wiig was guarded while still giving a tad of insight. “The movie's pretty crazy. I mean, it's like the first one. It's kind of a little bit all over the place, and it's like, is it reality? What's going on? [Laughs] And yeah, I think if you like the first one, you'll definitely like this one,” Wiig said. “I can't wait to see it and have it come out.”