Kristen Wiig says 'Bridesmaids' sequel will 'never' happen

Kristen Wiig just dashed hopes of a Bridesmaids sequel. The actor recently reflected on the 2011 comedy in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , revealing that "there were never any conversations about Bridesmaids 2 " when the question of a potential sequel came up.

"That story is over," she explained. “There are 10 million reasons why I love it so much and I think it’s okay to leave it in the world as it is.”

Bridesmaids stars Wiig (who co-wrote the film), Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, and follows the down-on-her-luck story of Anne Walker , her life begins to spiral when she is named bridesmaid. Her best friend Lillian (played by Maya Rudolph).

The critically acclaimed comedy was a hit with critics and audiences, grossing over $300 million at the global box office. "Bridesmaids" also received two nominations at the 84th Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (McCarthy).

This isn't the first time Wiig has talked about a sequel. In 2013, the actor revealed to Harpers Bazaar magazine that studio bosses approached her about making a second film, but she made the "difficult decision" to turn it down.

The cast of Bridesmaids . Universal Pictures/"Bridesmaids"

"We knew the first time that this was it," she explained at the time. "If there was a second one, we would make a lot of money, but that's not the goal of my creative life."

In 2017, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig responded to Wiig's claims about another movie, calling a sequel "dangerous." Speaking at that year's Tribeca Film Festival, he continued: "People always say they want a sequel to 'Bridesmaids ,' but the whole reason that movie works is [Christine's character] is a mess and she learns How to fix her life so you can't do a sequel where she's a mess and has to fix her life again."

Others want a Bridesmaids sequel

Despite Wiig's past comments, some of her Bridesmaids co-stars have expressed interest in a sequel. In May 2023, McCarthy, who plays Meghan in the film, told People magazine that she was "shooting the sequel to Bridesmaids this afternoon," adding, "This group of women is the most amazing group of women ever. matter."

Byrne (aka Helen) also previously told People magazine that she would "absolutely" sign up for the sequel if all the girls were in, while Rudolph (Lillian) revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she's excited about the sequel. The second film was “disappointed” and joked that it “won’t be called Bridesmaids — it’ll be called Older Women .” "