Friday, August 07, 2020

Kristen Wiig: "InStyle"

Take a look at actress Kristen Wiig, aka 'Barbara Minerva'/Cheetah' in "Wonder Woman 1984", posing for "InStyle" magazine:

"I live underground," said Wiig. "It's not a conscious choice to be secretive. I just want to exist in real life with my family, my friends, and my dogs. Work is work...The longer I'm in this business, the less I care what people think.

"The moment I feel like I've really got something figured out, it's time for me to do something else. Living in that uncomfortable, unsteady, nervous place helps me creatively...But with any project, you’re taking a chance. I just go with my gut.


"I'm a superhero nerd...I've always wanted to have superpowers. My agent called and said, 'Patty Jenkins wants to talk to you. She won’t say what it's about, but she’s directing another 'Wonder Woman' movie'.

"It was all very secretive. I went out to London to test for it, which was one of the most nerve-racking things of my life. After that, Patty and I met for a drink and really hit it off. I didn't hear anything for a while when I got home, so I flipped out when I got the part. I never thought I'd get the chance to be in one of those movies — I'm in my 40's, and I'm not known for being this type of actor. I would look around the set and think, 'I can’t believe I'm in this'.

"Filmed eight months in London, but I had to train for a few months at home first. I was excited to get in shape, but it was really fucking hard, and there were no days off. 

"But I had stunt training, and when they'd show me previews of what I'd have to do, I'd be like, 'Are you insane?' By the end I felt strong and had a ton of energy. I felt good — it wasn’t about getting skinny or muscly. But I went through so much 'Epsom' salt. And wine.

"There are different evolutions to my character. I will leave you with that..."

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