Monday, September 19, 2011

Kristin Wiig Writes Fast (And Well)

Kristin Wiig scored a big hit with her screenplay for 'Bridesmaids.' In fact, some have gone so far as to call her comedy, told from the perspective of a nearly all female cast, one of the funniest, if not the funniest movie of all times.

Everyone has applauded the fact it features comedy from a woman's point of view, something that has been sorely lacking in Hollywood, where movies such as The Hangover, while funny, are decidedly male-oriented.

Now you can get an inside glimpse of Wiig's writing style and practices by watching the behind-the-scenes extras that come with DVD and Blu-Ray releases of 'Bridesmaids.'


Even if you already caught Bridesmaids in theaters, you’ll want to check it out again at home. Why? Because unlike most comedies on DVD and Blu-ray that boast of hilarious special features, Bridesmaids actually delivers the goods. EW has an exclusive clip below from one of the behind-the-scenes features in which star Kristin Wiig, her writing partner Annie Mumolo, and producer Judd Apatow talking about the Bridesmaids writing process — including how quickly Wiig and Mumolo cranked out their first draft.

If you watch hard enough, you’ll even get a very quick peek of one of the best extras on the DVD and Blu-ray (out Sept. 20): A deleted scene between Kristen Wiig and Paul Rudd, in which they go on a blind date that starts off promisingly but then spirals out of control as Rudd turns out the be a short-fused rageaholic. What’s surprising about the outtake isn’t that it’s hilarious (how could it not be with those two?), but that a star of Rudd’s caliber got left on the cutting room floor.

Click here to read more about Wiig and the 'Bridesmaids' DVD release.

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