Despicable Me 2 Star Kristen Wiig discusses being Lucy

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Kristen Wiig LucyDuring the Universal Pictures press junket for Despicable Me 2 at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Kristen Wiig, discussed her role as the loveable rookie, Lucy and her romantic involvement with Gru (Steve Carrell).

What attracted you to the character of Lucy: After doing and seeing the first one and loving the story. I don’t think I even knew much about the character, I just said yes. I knew they wanted to make her very enthusiastic and bring Gru back and have that personality he would be attracted to. She was super into her job and that was her priority until she met Gru and I think her opening up something in him, and he did the same for her.

Do you think you would be a good secret agent in real life: No, I can’t tell a lie, I would just be like, “Hi, I’m spying on you. I’m on a mission. Sorry, that’s going to be me over there in the car with binoculars, not good. I don’t like guns or anything, so I would just throw things.

On playing different characters in both films: Miss Hady was basically a ball with hair and Lucy is extremely tall and stork like. When they asked me to be in the second one I was so excited and that my character won’t be in it because she was at the adoption agency and he has the kids now. Then they asked me to do this other one, so I got very lucky.

Was there room for ad-libbing: You would read the script as it was written, and it was great. Then you would try it a different ways for editing purposes and then they would tell you to go crazy with it to add your own take, but we mostly stuck to the script. Some of the ad-libs did make it in.

Despicable Me 2 opens July 3rd nationwide.

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