Kristen Wiig moved to Los Angeles years ago – way back when she dropped out of Arizona State University to pursue acting full time. While pretty much everyone who has ever dreamed of getting involved in showbiz knows that LA is where to be, Kristen wasn’t always so keen on the idea and found it difficult to find her footing once she got there.
From Glamour (via film-news.co.uk):
“When I first moved, there was ‘the dream’, as there is for a lot of people. Then I got really scared. I moved there and I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t have any experience,’ and I was surrounded by people a lot younger than I am, a lot better looking than I am, who’ve been acting for a while, who’ve been taking classes, who already have agents and I just felt like, ‘Oh, there’s a lot of work I have to do,’” she recounted to the British edition of Glamour magazine.
It didn’t take long for people to notice her talents, which include writing as well as acting.
While Kristen, 40, co-wrote the script for the hugely successful Bridesmaids with the help of Annie Mumolo, she often doubts her abilities when it comes to penning comedic moments.
“I think writing is probably where I have the least confidence. When I write with Annie, it’s fun and we laugh. Of course, it’s hard to figure the story and stuff, but once that’s done and you’re going through it, figuring out the dialogue and adding the jokes and stuff, that’s more fun,” she explained.