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Kristen Wiig could be leaving Saturday Night Live this year, even though she will not confirm nor deny that she is leaving, she says when she does leave it will be the “hardest thing.” Also possibly leaving at the end of this season is Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis. Kristen spoke with Alec Baldwin for his podcast, “Hereâ€™s The Thing.”
â€œUmmm, I donâ€™t know.â€
â€œEveryone has to leave,â€ she continued. â€œAnd I will say that when I do leave itâ€™s not because Iâ€™m sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. Itâ€™s just that itâ€™s time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing.â€
Wiig, whose contract is up at the end of this season, noted that when and if she vacates her spot as SNLâ€˜s go-to funnylady, the decision wonâ€™t be an easy one.
â€œThis is my seventh year and thatâ€™s my family,â€ she shared, candidly. â€œItâ€™s my heart. Itâ€™s New York to me.
â€œBut,â€ she added, â€œyou have to leave things that you love.â€
When asked by Baldwin what sheâ€™ll miss most about the show should she leave, Wiig said, â€œthe people [and] that camaraderie andâ€¦ seeing all those faces every day. And also, that creative muscle that you have when youâ€™re at SNLâ€¦â€
It was reported last week that Wiig, along with co-stars Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis, would depart SNL at seasonâ€™s end. A rep for the series, however, told TVLine, â€œNo decisions have been made and wonâ€™t be until the end of the summer.â€
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