Both women are certainly attractive enough to deserve glossy magazine covers and beauty product endorsements. They just seem too smart, somehow, to be cogs in the stereotypical marketing-to-women machine. Right now, for example, I fully expect that photo of Wiig to come to life and launch into one of her signature SNL bits. “I’m on the cover of Marie Claire ... just kidding. No, really I am and my interview is LOL. Just kidding ... just kidding ...”
Of course, the reality is that if a lady wants to work in this business, she has to take advantage of the promotional opportunities the media world affords her. And since there isn’t a glossy women’s magazine called “Intelligent Hilarious Women Who Care About Other Things Aside From Getting Simply Sexy Via 376 Fresh Updates,” this is what Wiig must do. Frankly, I’d much rather see her on the cover of this magazine then, say, Kate Upton. So I’ll take it.
I’ll also take it because the Marie-Claire interview contains a few juicy nuggets, including details about the after-party that followed Wiig’s final appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in May.
The interview delightfully reveals that Dave Grohl played cover songs at the after-party, under the stage name Chevy Metal. Which makes me sincerely hope that Dave Grohl, as Chevy Metal, played a cover version of Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal.” The story also notes that the fiesta that followed Wiig’s emotional farewell was “raucous” — so much so that Wiig woke up the next morning to find something “ ‘hard and small’ in her mouth,” which turned out to be part of one of her teeth. That’s right, Wiig chipped a tooth while partying and totally forgot about it. Because she brings it like Ed Helms in “The Hangover” ... well, hopefully minus the marrying-a-prostitute part.
Other revelations from the “Bridesmaids” star:
— She felt pretty verklempt throughout the entirety of that final SNL episode, not just during the waltz-with-the-cast moment at the end. “I just wanted to get through it without breaking down in every sketch. Because nothing says comedy like breaking down.”
— Her decision to leave SNL was not a last-minute one. “I just always knew it was going to be seven [years] and that was it,” she says.
— She kinda sorta talks about her relationship with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, noting that she’s “happier than she’s ever been” because of “Where I am now” and “Who he is.” Granted, those are scant details. But as Wiig also tells writer Chris Connelly, “I am shyer than most people think.”
— In my favorite revelation, Wiig notes that as a TV-obsessed young girl growing up in upstate New York, she yearned to be either Justine Bateman or Lisa Bonet. (Right there with you, Wiig.) But Mallory Keaton and Denise Huxtable never wound up on the cover of Marie Claire, did they?
Actually, they probably did. But whatever, back in the ’80s, Mallory would not have rocked a blazer like that one Wiig sports on the Marie Claire cover, although she might have been able to pull off these be-laced skinny jeans.