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Watch: How Kristen Wiig Got Mental Illness Right in ‘Welcome to Me’

Watch: How Kristen Wiig Got Mental Illness Right in 'Welcome to Me'

On Saturday night, Indiewire’s managing editor Nigel M. Smith sat down with director Shira Piven and actors Kristen Wiig and Linda Cardellini to discuss their new comedy "Welcome to Me."  The film follows a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery and purchases her very own public access show. 
First Impressions
The cast discovers a script that induces hysterical outbursts of laughter.

Directing Comedy
Piven’s approach to directing comedy is reinforced by the tactics of an Academy Award-nominated friend.

Acting in Comedy
Known for her "wacky" brand of physical humor, Kristen Wiig reveals her process in preparing a more realistic, nuanced character. 

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