Bridesmaids was one of the biggest box office success stories of 2011, grossing $288 million worldwide from just a $32 million budget. Naturally, Universal PIctures wants to move forward with a sequel. Though, they may have to do it without Kristen Wiig.
Actor Jon Hamm revealed in September that Kristen Wiig does not want to do a sequel to Bridesmaids, and nothing has changed since then. Here's what the actress had to say, revealing she is working on another project with her Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo.
"We aren't working on that. Annie and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else."
It isn't known why Kristen Wiig does not want to return, although an insider claims that the actress and other key cast members may have been offended by their $100,000 bonuses, which is seen as low due to the overwhelming success of the comedy. Kristen Wiig refused to comment on her bonus.
"We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right. We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we'll move forward."
It isn't known if director Paul Feig will return for the sequel, but, at any rate, it seems there may be quite a long wait for Bridesmaids 2, no matter who stars in this sequel.