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Kristen Wiig talks about "Bridesmaids" sequel

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POSTED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 8:14pm

With the accolades and box office revenue 2011's "Bridesmaids" raked in, we'd be hesitant to do a follow-up, too.

How could a sequel top a movie that still hasn't lived down its own success? Just this weekend, the zeitgeist reminisced about the highly rated comedy filled with foul-mouthed ladies as director Paul Feig's latest R-rated effort, "The Heat," landed in theaters.

So when Kristen Wiig, who co-wrote "Bridesmaids" in addition to starring in the vehicle, was thrown the opportunity to do a "Bridesmaids 2," she turned down the offer without batting an eye.

"It wasn't a hard decision," Wiig told Harper's Bazaar. "We knew during the first one, this was it. We would have made a lot of money if there was a second one, but that's not my goal in my creative life."

Instead, her goal is apparently to stay as busy as possible. In addition to doing voicework with Steve Carell in this week's animated family comedy, "Despicable Me 2," she'll also appear in another comedy called "Girl Most Likely" on July 19.

And that's not to mention the three other projects she's signed up for that are listed to arrive this year, not including the "Anchorman" sequel in December.

"I am so excited about that," Wiig told Harper's Bazaar of "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." "I don't know why this is happening to me."

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