Even Kristen Wiig’s Mom Hates Gilly


In an outstanding interview with Mike Ryan of Movieline.com, the supremely talented yet still polarizing SNL star Kristen Wiig admits that some of her characters aren’t as well-received by the public at large as others. Take Gilly, for example, arguably the most annoying recurring character on the show over the last few seasons. “I mean, the first time that I did [Gilly],” Wiig states, “my mom, the next day was like, ‘Oh, I did not like that. That new character you did, I did not like her!'” Pretty harsh, Mom!

However, Wiig isn’t the kind of performer who lets something like a little negative feedback — even when it’s coming from the woman who gave birth to her — drag her down. “People are going either going to love it or they are not going to love it. But I can’t think about that stuff when I’m writing something. You know, it’s great when they like it, but, if they don’t, they have their right to not like it … If you’re creating anything at all, it’s really dangerous to care about what people think.”

While we certainly respect and admire the level of self-confidence it takes to put yourself out on the line in front of millions of viewers each time a performer steps on the boards of Studio 8H, we’d be perfectly content if another Gilly sketch never made it to air. Speaking of which, as we get prepped for tomorrow night’s Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J episode, we thought we’d throw a question out to you, the loyal, well-informed and extremely opinionated BWE reader: Who are your least favorite recurring characters on SNL, both now and in the entire history of the show? You know where to respond, so let’s get to it!

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