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Kristen Wiig Joins Anchorman Sequel, Judy Greer Gets Huge First Book Deal

Two comediennes have reasons to smile today. Kristin Wiig has officially signed on for Anchorman: The Legend Continues and Judy Greer has just gotten a rather large advance for her new book, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star

The Hollywood Reporter says Saturday Night Live alum Wiig will join Will FerrellChristina ApplegatePaul RuddSteve Carrell and Dave Koechner in the sequel to the 2004 comedy. No word yet on who she will play.

Director Adam McKay made the announcement on his Facebook page last night saying he “couldn’t be more excited.” Applegate took to Twitter to say, “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.”

Also from The Hollywood Reporter, Arrested Development and Archer actress Greer has secured a deal with Random House for her first book. Sources are saying her advance is nearly $1 million.

THR writes, “The book will include humorous essays with titles like ‘Celebrities I’ve Peed Next To,’ ‘I’m Not America’s Sweetheart, I’m America’s Best Friend’ and ‘Bad Oscar!’ that chronicle Greer’s life from her childhood in the Midwest to her success as an actress in such films and TV shows as Two and a Half Men and 27 Dresses.”

“This is who I am. This is what I think about things. This is stuff that happened to me, that could have just as easily have happened to you,” Greer said in a statement. “I think I am really lucky to be where I am in life, but I’ve never really lost that feeling that I don’t fit in, and if you have, will you please email me and tell me how you did it? I’m serious.”

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  • Anonymous

    I’m suprised about Greer. Like she so eloquently says herself, she’s never been a star.
    As for who Wiig is supposed to play, an early rumor said she was going to be Steve Carrell’s love interest.

  • Kate Holloway

    Is this blog being really meta on purpose by adding Greer’s book deal about being second fiddle to an post about Wiig?

  • Calum Syers

    I think it’s heartening that a character actors like Judy Greer will be releasing a book. We may see books from Catherine O’Hara or Melanie Lynskey in the future. (Hey, a character actor fanboy can dream, can’t he?)

  • Babs Carlton

    Not gonna lie, I would read the HELL out of a book by Melanie Lynskey. She’s been one of my favorite actresses since I was too young to understand a) what a character actor was and b) why this awesome lady was never playing a lead.

  • Incredibly Awesome

    Every single time I see her in stuff I am all “it’s her! it’s totally her! I know her!!!”

  • Calum Syers

    I completely agree. I can’t even remember what film it was that started my fascination with her, but it seems she has always been there, ever since I was a young child. She’s terrific at every part she does, no matter how small most of her roles are (regrettably).