Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader have done plenty of interviews promoting their new film, The Skeleton Twins, about a pair of estranged siblings who reunite after they both try to commit suicide. But they definitely didn’t have one like their televised sit-down with Denver reporter Chris Parente. When Wiig and Hader realized Parente had not even seen the upcoming movie, the comedians mocked the anchor live on-air.
The Skeleton Twins interview started off well enough, with Parente asking Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader to describe the dramedy. But things took an awkward turn when Parente asked Wiig for advice about working nude.
“Kristen, I am thinking, on this program, of doing the news completely full-frontal, completely nude,” Chris Parente asked Wiig. “Do you recommend that? Do you have advice for going nude?”
Parente clarified he was asking the question only because he thought Kristen Wiig stripped down in Skeleton Twins. Turns out, she actually gets naked in a different movie, Welcome To Me. Hader then decided to have a little fun with the confused reporter.
“I’m nude in this film, and I’m upside down the entire time,” Bill Hader joked to Chris Parente. “The movie takes place on Mars!”
The laughs only continued from there, as Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig laughed about other ridiculous (and false) plot points in Skeleton Twins.
“This was great,” Kristen Wiig said after Chris Parente’s interview faux pas.
Bill Hader added: “Chris, this is live. … Everybody in Denver right now is going ‘What movie do we go see?’ The movie you want to go see is called Skeleton Twins. Kristen is fully clothed in it; I’m fully clothed in it … It is a drama, it is a comedy, and it’s a very sweet film.”
Kristen Wiig then cut in with the perfect punchline: “And Chris [Parente] has not seen it.”
Luckily, Chris Parente took this hilarious interview fail in stride. He joked that his talk with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader would go on his resume and even retweeted the below viewer comments after it aired.
@Jess_ica_J I will NEVER live that down. Never. (insert me crawling away slowly) LOL
— Chris Parente (@chrisparente) September 25, 2014
@chrisparente That was hilarious. To be fair, just think of the box office if Kristen Wiig had said, Yes I spend half the film in the nude.
— Benjamin Rice (@benrice23) September 25, 2014
“I will never work in Hollywood again,” Parente concluded after his Skeleton Twins interview blunder.
Watch Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader’s hilarious Skeleton Twins interview below.