The “Saturday Night Live” comedian has already started clawing into the big screen with appearances in this year’s “Paul” and the love-it-or-hate-it “MacGruber,” but it’s “Bridesmaids” that really shows what she’s capable of. A relentlessly hilarious film with a surprising and touching emotional center, “Bridesmaids” is very clearly close to home for Wiig — not only is she the main character (who is in virtually every single scene, if not all of them), she also co-wrote the comedy. In my mind, there’s no question that this is her best work to date.
Given my fondness for the movie, I’m beyond psyched to present this exclusive clip from “Bridesmaids” as part of MTV’s Summer Movie Preview week. You’ve already seen glimpses of this scene in the trailer, and it’s Wiig at her absolute Wiigiest — that’s right, the airplane scene.
A little bit of set up, without spoiling too much: Annie (Wiig) is deathly afraid of flying, but she’s willing to suck it up in order to fulfill her duty as best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) Maid of Honor, not to mention the fact that she doesn’t want to look weak in front of her beautiful but shallow rival, Helen (Rose Byrne). But fear can be a more powerful emotion than willpower at times, and to get over her plane phobia, Annie indulges in a little bit of medication and a whole lot of booze. The results speak loudly and clearly for themselves.
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