Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are old friends, having worked together on SNL all those years, so it makes perfect sense they’re playing brother and sister in the new indie film, The Skeleton Twins. Watch our hilarious interview as the lovely Elise Upperman plays “Would You Rather?” with the dynamite duo.
After 10 long years, estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) unexpectedly reunite after both cheat death on the same day. But being back together opens up old wounds and forces long-buried secrets to rise to the surface. As the twins reconnect, they realize they may be able to help each other deal with their train-wreck lives. The Skeleton Twins also stars Ty Burrell, Luke Wilson and Joanna Gleason.
Given the comedy improv background of both these actors, we decided to play a game called “Would You Rather?” Some of their answers are downright hilarious!
We asked the pair if they would rather have permanent Doritos dust fingers or a permanent Kool-Aid mustache. Hader jokingly confessed, “I was born with a permanent Kool-Aid mustache, and I had five or six surgeries to have it removed.”
Wiig feigned sympathy and said, “So this is a tough for you.”
Then we asked if they would rather be co-star Ty Burrell or Luke Wilson for a year.
“I was Ty Burrell for years. Ty and I switched bodies. Ty and I went to this fortune-teller who had us switch bodies. The storm hit, and we switched bodies,” Hader said.
Wiig corroborated his silly story, saying, “I was the first person who saw him, and I was like, ‘Bill, what’s up? and he was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about, I’m going to Modern Family.'”
“And Ty was like, ‘I can’t do impressions,'” Hader said.
Wiig interrupted and said, “But you know what happened? You realized you really loved your life, then you went back to the fortune-teller who was gone, boarded up! People were like, ‘They haven’t been here in 10 years,’ which was weird, and then the lightening happened and he switched back.”
“And when I went back, my wife was like, ‘Can you be Ty Burrell again?”’ Hader said, with a laugh.
“And then there was a big dance number!” Wiig said.
Hader then did sound effects. Watch our video to hear more improvised jokes, who Bill Hader’s buying property with and the hilarious reason they’re building a Hardee’s.
The Skeleton Twins opens in limited release on Sept. 12.