“Saturday Night Live” (SNL) stars have been branching out, taking on dramatic and serious roles as SNL Alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig stars in a new dark comedy-drama film entitled “The Skeleton Twins.” For more details about the story, read on.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the upcoming film will feature Hader and Wiig as two estranged siblings who will reunite as they to reunite after their failed suicide attempts. They will be brought together again to find the things that they may have done wrong in the past.
Aside from “The Skeleton Twins,” Hader will also make an appearance in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” with James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain. He will play a supporting role as an on-screen best friend to Connor, McAvoy’s character.
Hader came to prominence for his work on SNL debuting on the show on October 1, 2005. His first role was as a psychologist giving his views about life and death during the emergency landing of JetBlue Airways Flight 292. Hader is known for his impressions of famous people, such as Vincent Price in the Variety Vault sketches, Harvey Fierstein, Al Pacino, Brian Grazer, Rick Perry, John Malkovich, Seth Rogen, James Carville, Julian Assange, Eliot Spitzer, Alan Alda, Clint Eastwood, and Charlie Sheen. Hader received his first nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Saturday Night Live!” becoming the first male SNL cast member to receive this nomination since Eddie Murphy in 1984. He retired by his eighth season. He then starred in films such as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, where he lent his voice for the lead role and “Superbad”, “Pineapple Express”, “Tropic Thunder”, “Adventureland”, “Men in Black 3”, “Paul”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, “Doogal”, and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.”
Wiig, on the other hand, has steadily built her foundations onto drama starring in Alice Munro’s “Hateship Loveship”. Wiig debuted on Saturday Night Live shortly into Season 31, becoming a full member of the repertory cast at the beginning of Season 32. Her characters include Penelope, a neurotic attention-seeker; Kat, half of the musical duo Garth and Kat, along with Fred Armisen, Gilly, a mischievous schoolgirl and Shanna, a sexy woman whose actions and stories gross people out among others. Her final performance as a cast member on Saturday Night Live was Season 37, Episode 22. Wiig has also starred in films such as “Knocked Up”, “Bridesmaids”, ”The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the animated “Despicable Me” film series.
Other SNL casts who’ve starred in the drama are Taran Killam, who played a small part in “12 Years a Slave” and Will Forte in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska.” That’s it for ‘SNL’ Stars Go Dramatic, for more updates about your favorite TV shows, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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