Rumors that Kristen Wiig is leaving “Saturday Night Live” at the end of the season have picked up in recent days, but Wiig herself isn’t … ready to say if she’s staying or going.
A story last week claimed Wiig and fellow “SNL” cast members Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg will depart. Wiig’s contract ends after this season, her seventh on the show, but she says she hasn’t made a decision yet. Wiig talked about her “SNL” tenure with Alec Baldwin on his ”Here’s the Thing” podcast for radio station WNYC. Toward the end of their chat, Baldwin asks about Wiig leaving, and she replies, “I don’t know.” “Everyone has to leave,” she adds. “I will say that when I do leave it’s not because I’m sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. It’s just that it’s time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing. This is my seventh year and that’s my family. It’s my heart. It’s New York to me.”