Kristin Wiig has been a dominating force on “Saturday Night Live” since she debuted on the legendary NBC sketch comedy show during the 2005-2006 season. After Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolf slowly started to leave the show, Wiig was left by herself to pick up the slack as she was one of the only female leads on the show. “SNL” Executive Producer Lorne Michaels may need to find another funny leading lady soon because Wiig may be leaving Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center for good at the end of the season.
This summer, Wiig starred in the runaway hit movie “Bridesmaids” that solidified her as a hot commodity in the movie business. The one problem, it’s going to be really hard for Wiig to make blockbuster movies if she’s tied to “SNL” every week.
According to http://www.showbiz411.com, there are rumors swirling that Wiig may be leaving “SNL” for good at the end of the current season, and that’s a good idea. For the past couple of seasons, writers have had to rely on Wiig to be their only source of genuine comedy, resulting in Wiig to voluntarily retire characters that she felt that could be no longer portrayed in sketches in a funny manner. If Wiig leaves, this may also prompt producers to shake up the rest of the cast by bringing in a new, and possibly a younger cast to give the show some new life that has been missing from the show for years now.
Why wouldn’t Wiig leave though? She has a prosperous film career waiting within arms reach, and if she takes the risk of staying on “SNL” one more season after this on, her movie career could be gone. Just like “SNL” sketches, television is all about timing, and knowing when to get out. Kristin, this is your time to leave.