Thanks to a story online citing unnamed insiders, rumors have been swirling about Kristen Wiig leaving Saturday Night Live after she completes this season. Well, Wiig sat down with Alec Baldwin for a chat about that — and many other things — for his podcast Here’s The Thing for WNYC. Here’s how the aforementioned rumor talk, in part, went down:
BALDWIN: This is the last season you’re contracted for, and I guess it would be safe to say that although people there are crying and sobbing and unhappy, that they don’t want you to leave… t’was ever thus, yes?
WIIG: Well, everyone has to leave.
BALDWIN: It’s hard to leave.
WIIG: 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. I mean, you know. You’re there for a week and on Saturday night you’re sad because you leave these people.
BALDWIN: People ask me, “Why did you do it 15 times?” and I look at them and go, “If you could do it 15 times, trust me, you would.”
WIIG: Yeah. This is my seventh year and that’s my family. It’s my heart. It’s New York to me.
BALDWIN: It’s your history.
WIIG: Yeah, but you have to leave things that you love.
You can listen to the complete interview below. Enjoy!