Why Kristen Wiig joined Netflix’s Imaginative Holiday Movie. (Exclusive).


Netflix’s Christmas movie Christmas with a Boy It has quite the cast. Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig, alum of Harvard Lawfull, is one of the most impressive performers in the group. Wiig is the loud, scene-stealing character Aunt Carlotta. She plays Nikolas (Henry Lawfull), who acts as his temporary guardian. Gil Kenan, director and cowriter of the picture, was kind enough to talk with us about the film and why the American actress was chosen to join the predominantly European ensemble. It all started with Wiig. SNLHe loved his work.

“I’m a huge Kristen Wiig fan. I’m a massive SNL fan. SNL is basically how I learned comedy growing up,”PopCulture was informed by Kenan. “And I became so committed to getting Kristen to do this because I would watch her week after week on SNL conjure up complete characters without seams, characters that felt totally immersive, where they had stories that extended for miles beyond the sketch that they were in.” 

When it was to Christmas with a Boy(Co-written and based upon Matt Haig’s book, the same title), Kenan knew immediately that he wanted the “The One” to come in. Wonder Woman 1984Star to play the minor antagonist. Wiig wanted to play a British character so it was the ideal combination of wishes.

“When it came time to bring Aunt Carlotta to life, I reached out to Kristen, sent her this script, and I was so lucky to realize, after talking to her that she is a huge fan of storytelling and of fairytale films and actually had been really looking to play a British character in a film that could conjure up this sort of fantastical world,” Kenan revealed. “So it was a really good bit of timing and good luck for me, that she was open to making the leap to Aunt Carlotta, which is a character unlike anything she’s ever played before.”

You can see Wiig live here Christmas with a BoyIt is Netflix streaming right now. You can watch the entire interview with Gil Kenan by clicking here. You can also read the entire interview in text format by clicking here

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