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Wiig: Easy saying no to Bridesmaids

Kristen Wiig has revealed that turning down the chance to star in the Bridesmaids sequel was easy.

The 39-year-old, who starred in and co-wrote the 2011 comedy with Annie Mumolo, has said why she immediately said no to a potential follow-up.

"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," she told US Harper's Bazaar.

The 2011 comedy, which also starred Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne, took the box office by storm.

Director Paul Feig has said the sequel would depend on Kristen, telling the Daily Beast: "Everybody's kind of doing their own thing. And it all depends on Kristen."

Melissa told HitFix: "If Kristen and Annie wrote something, if it was like on the back of a napkin and they wanted me to perform it in the backyard, I would do it. But I'll let those ladies decide that."

Kristen also admitted that leaving US sketch show Saturday Night Live was tough. She made her debut in 2005 and made her final performance as a cast member in May 2012.

"When I was on SNL, Saturday night was my favourite night. Now that I'm not on the show, it makes me sad. I don't cry, though. Well, there's a lot of solitary weeping because I'm a sensitive actress," she joked.

"But it is really hard to watch. Because I know that when the sketch is over, everyone is running around, changing costumes, and at like 2am, everyone's hanging out at the party. It's been one of the hardest things to let go of, it really has."

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