My 5-Minute Interview With Kristen Wiig:
I walk in and immediately repress the urge to yell “lesbians!”
The publicist then asks me how to pronounce my last name, to which I reply “lamb like the animal.”
Kristen pokes fun at me for being assertive about it and then starts wondering how else I might say it. We go through the usual list: lam-bay, lam-bee, lam-baa, Mary had a little lamb.
The publicist then looks at us like, “can we get started?”
(And in my head I’m like, “gurrl, we are having a moment. Don’t ruin it.”)
Said interview happens. At this point I should add I was strictly told not to mention Bridesmaids 2 (it’s not happening) and I’m like “jokes on you, cause I’m bringing up Carole as in ‘Get your shit together Carole.’”
Anyway we talk. I call her a cougar, she plays shy. (I swear to myself there’s some sexual attraction and/or confused feelings.)
The chat ends all too soon.
I get up and thank her for her time. And just before I leave the room I turn around and give her the most dorky thumbs up ever. But to my delight, she responds with an equally enthusiastic thumbs up of her own.
Moment captured in memory, (sadly) not on camera. Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
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