Kirsten Wiig: Bro of the Year
So far in 2011, Kristen Wiig has written and starred in the biggest comedy of the year (Bridesmaids), rocked her final season of Saturday Night Live and has now been named GQ's Bro of the Year. It can't get too much better than that, can it? Oh wait, the handsome Mad Men devil Jon Hamm has paid tribute to Wiig's bro-and-girl-friendly humor. Now we're just jealous.
Hamm recalls the final day of shooting Bridesmaids, which awkwardly enough were the elaborate, gymnastic-style sex scenes between Hamm and Wiig. Wiig made the whole process both comfortable and fun. “It was inspiring to watch Kristen quarterback the team, be the cheerleader and decision-maker, and then get in front of the camera and be hilarious. And surprising.”
So why does Hamm think Wiig has become such a household comedy icon in such a short period of time? “This is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character,” he writes. “The first time I noticed her was watching the SNL sketch “Lady Business.” Kristen's line was “I'm a bitch in the boardroom, a bore in the bedroom, and I'm a bear on the toilet,” which she delivered with over-the-top seriousness. I thought, “My God, this girl is funny.” We couldn't have said it better ourselves.