Kristen Wiig: Turning Down 'Bridesmaids' Sequel 'Wasn't a Hard Decision'

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The former Saturday Night Live star's Bridemaids was a huge hit, making $288 million at the box office. Wiig earned $12 million in 2012. Her next big film includes starring in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller.

The film's star and co-writer reveals why she declined to make a follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy.

Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and breakthrough star Melissa McCarthy were back in theaters this weekend with The Heat. But don't count on them reuniting for a sequel to the 2011 Kristen Wiig-penned comedy.

When Wiig was offered a chance to make a Bridesmaids sequel, she quickly turned it down, the actress told Harper's Bazaar.

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"It wasn't a hard decision," she says. "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."

Fans had been clamoring for a sequel, and both Feig and McCarthy have said they'd be up for it but left the final decision up to Wiig.

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Bridesmaids grossed nearly $300 million worldwide but despite calls for more female-fronted comedies in the wake of its success, few have been released.

Perhaps The Heat's box-office firepower ($40 million this past weekend) will lead to more movies starring funny women, or at least a sequel.