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Kristen Wiig bares her naked body in new film

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Kristen Wiig dishes the deets about her new role, and nakedness, in Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig is ready to take on more dramatic roles, and she's also ready to bare it all.

The actress graces the August cover of Elle magazine and in it she dishes all the details about her latest role as Alice Klieg in the film Welcome to Me, which comes out later this year.

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"I'd never read a character like that," she revealed to Elle of her latest role as Alice. "I got to a scene where it read, 'She's fully naked,' and I remember thinking, 'If I do this movie, I have to do this scene, because it's really important to this script.'"

Wiig may be loved for her comedic roles such as Bridesmaids, which she cowrote, and Saturday Night Live, but this year she wants to show the world that she can be a serious actress too, and will also be starring in the upcoming drama The Skeleton Twins.

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"It's not necessarily a bad thing. You have to have some sort of context for a person to register in your brain, and I was introduced to the world as a cast member of SNL," the beauty said of her comedic roles.

"But I've always wanted to do dramatic stuff, to write and direct, do a lot of different things. Comedy is where my heart lies, but there's also something really satisfying about being able to step away with a small crew, become a character and get to know her for a few months at a time."

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