Over the weekend, the new dramedy Friends with Kids opened up in theaters nationwide. The film focuses on three couples– two married and one in a platonic relationship– who have children. One of the married couples in the film is played by Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig, who along with Chris O’ Dowd and Maya Rudolph, are reuniting from the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids.
But in this new film, Wiig plays a different type of role than the one she played in “Bridesmaids.” Although she has a few funny lines, Friends gives the Saturday Night Live performer an opportunity to show off her dramatic skills, with a character who is struggling with an unhappy marriage. Wiig pulls off this role nicely and proves how versatile she can be.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of “5 Reasons We Love Kristen Wiig.” Some of these reasons may not surprise you, but each shows that Wiig is more of a star than people often give her credit for.