Do I 'Go in with Tongue?': Kristen Wiig Recalls Her 'Nervous' First Onscreen Kiss, with Billy Crudup

Kristen Wiig wasn't exactly an experienced on-set kisser by the time her first movie smooch came around

Published Time: 05.06.2024 - 18:31:17 Modified Time: 05.06.2024 - 18:31:17

Kristen Wiig wasn't exactly an experienced on-set kisser by the time her first movie smooch came around.

The actress revealed to her Bridesmaids costar Jon Hamm in an interview for Variety's Actors on Actors that Billy Crudup was her "first on-screen kiss," in their 2008 comedy Pretty Bird.

"I was so nervous," recalled Wiig, 50. "I remember talking to the director Paul Schneider, because I was like, 'I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. Is it, like, go in with tongue?' "

"And he was like, 'No, do not do that,' " she added of Schneider, 48.

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Hamm, 53, then noted that he and Wiig locked lips on their 2011 Paul Feig-directed comedy Bridesmaids, which she also co-wrote with Annie Mumolo.

"That was the last day of shooting," Wiig recalled of her kiss with the Mad Men alum, who played her Bridesmaids character Annie's casual love interest, Ted.

"Everybody knew each other, and I didn’t know anybody except for Paul and you," Hamm remembered. "So all of that stuff in the bed at the beginning of the movie? Everybody just wanted to leave. And we were goofing around."

He also recalled Feig, 61, "yelling -

sex instructions" like " 'Put her leg over your shoulder!' "

"We’re in naked bodysuits. Dumb and fun. And you and Annie made one of the best comedies of all time," Hamm told Wiig.

Bridesmaids also featured Maya Rudolph,Rose Byrne,Wendi McLendon-Covey,Ellie Kemperand a breakout performance from Melissa McCarthythat earned her a Best Supporting ActressOscarnomination. Wiig and Mumolo, 50, also landed a nod for Best Original Screenplay.

And while the comedy was a gigantic hit at the box office — making more than $300 million globally, on a $32.5 million budget — Wiig shut down the possibility of a sequel in a recent interview withThe Hollywood Reporter, saying it has “never been a conversation.”

“That story had an end, and it’s so beloved to me for 10 million reasons, and I think it’s okay to just have it exist in the world as it is,” explained theSaturday Night Livealum.

Despite Wiig’s stance, her castmates have expressed openness toward a secondfilm. As the cover star ofPEOPLE's 2023 Beautiful Issue, McCarthy, 53, said at the time that she"would do aBridesmaidssequel this afternoon, right now."

"That group of women was the most magical thing ever," she recalled at the time. "Almost all of us were really good friends already. I think it was such a magical time."

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