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Thursday 24 July 2014

Wiig reveals her directing dreams

Kristen Wiig wants to try her hand at directing

Kristen Wiig has revealed that she would like to sit in the director's chair in the future.

The Bridesmaids star admitted that watching her Secret Life Of Walter Mitty co-star Ben Stiller take the reins on set has given her more motivation to pursue her dream.

"I've been wanting to direct for a really long time and watching someone like Ben, who's done it so many times and starring in the movie as well, was very inspiring to watch," she said.

Kristen said she may take a backseat when it comes to acting, so she could focus on directing when the time comes.

"I don't know if I would be in the movie that I would direct, at least not in the first one. It just seems like a lot to handle," she admitted.

While she's keen on indie films, the 40-year-old said she has little interest in the horror genre.

"I watch all kinds of movies, I don't tend to watch horror movies. I don't see a lot of scary movies, but I watch a lot of other kind of movies. I like watching small movies, independent films," she said.

Kristen, who co-wrote Bridesmaids with Annie Mumolo, said they are deciding on their next film together.

"We're sort of figuring out what we're writing right now, but we're starting," she said. "I am very grateful that I have the opportunities that I have because of that film (Bridesmaids). It was an amazing experience for me."

:: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty opens in cinemas on December 26.

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