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Kristen Wiig Says There's 'Never Been a Conversation' About a “Bridesmaids” Sequel: 'That Story Had an End'

"I think it’s okay to just have it exist in the world as it is," the writer-actress said of her 2011 comedy

<p>Suzanne Hanover/Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock</p> Kristen Wiig as Annie Walker in

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Kristen Wiig as Annie Walker in 'Bridesmaids'

Kristen Wiig is shutting down the possibility of a Bridesmaids sequel.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter ahead of her Apple TV+ series Palm Royale, the star, 50, said a follow-up to the 2011 comedy has “never been a conversation.”

“That story had an end, and it’s so beloved to me for 10 million reasons, and I think it’s okay to just have it exist in the world as it is,” the Saturday Night Live alum said of Bridesmaids.

Wiig co-wrote the film’s screenplay and starred as Annie Walker, who becomes the maid of honor to her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph).

The comedy also featured Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper and a breakout performance by Melissa McCarthy that landed her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Wiig and co-writer Annie Mumolo also earned a Best Original Screenplay nomination.

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Suzanne Hanover/Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock From left to right: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Ellie Kemper in 'Bridesmaids'
Suzanne Hanover/Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock From left to right: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Ellie Kemper in 'Bridesmaids'

Despite Wiig’s stance, her cast mates have expressed openness toward a second Bridesmaids film. As the cover star of PEOPLE's 2023 Beautiful Issue, McCarthy, 53, said at the time that she "would do a Bridesmaids sequel this afternoon, right now."

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"That group of women was the most magical thing ever. Almost all of us were really good friends already. I think it was such a magical time," she recalled.

When Byrne, 44, spoke to PEOPLE in 2023, she echoed the sentiment, saying she “absolutely would” participate in a sequel “if all the girls were in.”

“It’s a hard act to follow because the first film was so great,” she added. “It was so magical and so beloved.”

<p>Joe Scarnici/WireImage</p> From left to right: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy in 2011

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From left to right: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy in 2011

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Rudolph, 51, joked to Entertainment Tonight that although she’s “down” for another film it “wouldn't be called Bridesmaids — it would be called Old Ladies.”

In 2017, the movie’s director Paul Feig chimed in at the Tribeca Film Festival about how “sequels are dangerous.”

"People always say they want a sequel to Bridesmaids but the whole reason that movie worked was [Kristen's character] is a mess and she learned how to repair her life, so you can't do a sequel and she's a mess and has to repair her life again,” said the director.

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