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Kristen Wiig not leaving 'SNL' — yet

Following the success of "Bridesmaids," rumors circulated that Kristen Wiig would be retiring from "Saturday Night Live" this spring — not so, says the actress.

"I love the cast," the 38-year-old comic tells the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Paper. "We're like 'Melrose Place' without the murder."

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Wiig's "Bridesmaids" costar Maya Rudolph was impressed with her comedic capabilities from the start. "Kristen came to 'SNL' knowing who she was, which I really envy," Rudolph says. "I was 27 when I got there, and not really fully formed, but she was an adult, and she immediately just sort of nailed it."

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Though SNL's casting decisions aren't officially made until the end of the season, Wiig already has several projects in the works: She will reunite with "Bridesmaids'" Rudolph, Jon Hamm and Chris O'Dowd in the rom-com "Friends With Kids" (also starring Megan Fox), and she will play Darren Criss' older love interest in the dark comedy, "Imogene."

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That's not all. "I'm writing something by myself that's not a comedy," Wiig tells Paper. "It's just a smaller indie movie, which is the sort of thing I actually gravitate towards. I just wrote a big chunk on a plane ride."