• Kristen Wiig talks about Imogene, her first project since Saturday Night Live (Video)

    In what will be her first major appearance since leaving Saturday Night Live at the end of last season, Kristen Wiig’s new big-screen comedy Imogene just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Although the Hollywood Reporter‘s review of the film wasn’t overly enthusiastic, they had nothing but praise for Imogene‘s cast. “The film’s great strength is its intuitive casting,” writes Deborah Young. “The actors interact so well that it’s hard to single out one performance.”

    Wiig — who’s also an executive producer on the film — plays a defeated playwright named Imogene who tries to win back her boyfriend by faking her suicide. It doesn’t work, of course, and she eventually is shipped off to live with her estranged, degenerate mother, played by Annette Bening. The movie also stars Matt Dillon, Darren Criss, Natasha Lyonne and Christopher Fitzgerald, who plays Imogene’s brother. He also appears in the below video, wherein he and Wiig chat about their time on set. Check it out!

    Dylan P. Gadino

    Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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