Star of 2011 hit says second movie would have made a lot of money but wouldn’t have been right thing to do artistically
Kristen Wiig has ruled out appearing in a potential Bridesmaids sequel. The actor told Harper’s Bazaar she turned down a sequel to 2011’s box office smash because it wouldn’t have been the right thing to do artistically. “It wasn’t a hard decision,” she said. “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.”
Talk of a sequel to the bachelorette comedy, which took almost $300m (£200m) globally on a $30m budget and made stars of Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, has re-emerged following the release of The Heat in the US at the weekend. The Heat is directed by Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig and stars Sandra Bullock as a hard-nosed FBI special agent who finds herself teamed with a potty-mouthed Boston cop (McCarthy) to take down a Russian mobster.
Studio Universal was reportedly considering a Bridesmaids sequel without Wiig and co-writer Annie Mumolo, with the prospect of aping the financial success of the The Hangover trilogy. However, producer Judd Apatow said at the time that he was not keen on producing a sub-standard followup, and the prospects of a sequel have diminished as time has passed.
Nevertheless, another enduringly popular cult comedy, 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, is about to get a belated sequel in the form of this December’s Anchorman 2. Wiig stars in that one opposite Will Ferrell and Steve Carell.
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JPMorgan Chase buys new Paris building as they prepare to move jobs out of London following Brexit
US bank JPMorgan Chase on Sunday said it had purchased a new building in the heart of Paris capable of holding 450 people, the latest step in its plans to move out of London following Brexit.
The newcomers will join the 260 employees already working in the French capital, the bank said in a statement.
"After multiple government reforms and given the intrinsic nature of Parisian infrastructure, this is the ideal time to invest here and for more of our staff to settle here," said Kyril Courboin, the bank's managing director in France.
The move "will give the bank the opportunity to pursue growth in France, in line with its strategy to continue to serve its European clients seamlessly from the continent's major cities, including Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Dublin," the statement added.
Ken Starr is an awful choice for Trump’s legal team because he’ll look like a hypocrite: Former federal prosecutor
President Donald Trump has a severe hypocrisy problem, and it has extended to his legal team. In a CNN explainer answering legal questions from viewers, former state and federal prosecutor Eli Honig explained that the choice of Ken Starr for Trump's legal team was a terrible idea.
Trump has chosen lawyers that are like a Fox News legal discussion panel. Pat Cipollone, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Wray, Pam Bondi and Jay Sekulow are all key people Trump has called on to defend him. But one person stands out, Honig explained. Ken Starr.
"He may emerge as a symbol of hypocrisy," Honig said. "He was the independent counsel who pursued Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Ken Starr turned over Heaven and Earth in his investigation of Bill Clinton. He talked to everyone who ever had known Monica Lewinsky, ex-boyfriends, teachers, window washers. And here he's going to say you shouldn't be hearing from primary witnesses?"
‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him
President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.
The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.
Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.