Director Paul Feig says a sequel could go ahead without Kristen Wiig
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has added his voice to the confused situation over a sequel.
It was previously reported that Universal may go ahead with a sequel despite writer and star Kristen Wiig‘s reluctance to take part.
Speaking to MTV News at the People’s Choice Awards where the film won Best Comedy, he said: “We’re all optimistic, we would love to do it. We loved working together. It was so much fun. Everybody is busy right now, but if we can come together and make it as good or better than the first one, then I think we’d all love to do it.”
Feig added that he would be “very sad” if Wiig chose not to be involved, but added: “If it had to happen, who knows? Anything can happen. I’m an optimist.”
Co-star Melissa McCarthy recently said she would not be involved in a sequel without Wiig, but Wendi McLendon-Covey believes that she will eventually commit. She said: “She never said that she didn’t want to do it. All she said was that she’s not working on it right this minute because someone gave her the opportunity to write and direct her own film so, duh, she’s going to do that first. I think all she’s waiting for is for her and Annie [Mumulo] to come up with an idea that’s equally as good.”
You can watch the trailer for Bridesmaids at the top of the page.