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Kristen Wiig snubbed lucrative 'Bridesmaids' sequel


Actress Kristen Wiig has ruled out a follow-up to her smash hit comedy, "Bridesmaids," after turning down a big money deal to write a sequel.

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The funnywoman's film about a doomed bachelorette party was a surprise hit at the box office, raking in $288 million worldwide following its release in 2011. The cast, including Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph, have both voiced their desire to return for a second movie, but Wiig reveals she snubbed a sequel offer -- despite being in line for a huge pay day.

She tells Harper's Bazaar, "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."

Jul 1, 2013 12:43PM
I loved the first film, but I applaud Wiig for not bending down to the almighty dollar, obviously she sees no need for a sequel and for good reason. Not every hit film should follow up with a series of sequels case in point, The Hangover was great but 2 & 3 really....
Jul 1, 2013 1:01PM
Good for her... she didn't want her "bridesmaids" franchise going the route of "The Hangover" franchise and completely becoming a long played-out repetitive bad joke. She knew when to walk away and maintain her comedic integrity. Well done Kristen Wiig.
Jul 1, 2013 12:29PM
Bummer. Loved this movie, surprisingly. Melissa McCarthy steals the entire show.
Jul 1, 2013 7:12PM
Good for her!!!  Everybody knows that sequels are NEVER as good as the in point:  The Hangover.  I admire her for her good common sense and for not succumbing to the promise of big money.  
Jul 4, 2013 6:21AM

I thought Bridesmaid was hilarious. The entire cast was great. It was well put together. Kristen was outstanding. The plane scene is unforgettable. However, good choice on her part. American Pie series seems to just getting by.


You have to admit, she looks great in a  I agree Melissa McCarthy was great.

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