‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ hit theaters Dec. 25, and it definitely hasn’t disappointed. HollywoodLife.com caught up with the director and star of the movie, Ben Stiller and his gorgeous costar, Kristen Wiig!
Ben Stiller is happy behind or in front of the camera, and is looking forward to doing more directing in the future — and we’re hoping he does. He completely wow’d in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty! He spoke with HollywoodLife.com exclusively about what it is about directing that he loves.
‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ Brought Adventure
“I want to act also, but I love directing,” he told us exclusively at The Cinema Society & Brooks Brothers’ screening on Dec. 18. “I feel like there’s so much more freedom that you have as a director in terms of telling different stories that are not limited by how you’re cast.”
However, he absolutely loved working with Kristen Wiig — and we’re not surprised! She’s absolutely hilarious.
“We went down a water slide one night!” Kristen told reporters at the screening about their filming in Iceland. “I don’t know if technically it was open!”
“It wasn’t that freezing! I went down with my friend and we got stuck ’cause there wasn’t a lot of water on it,” she told us laughing. “So we scooched!”
So, does Kristen and her family hit up the movies on Christmas? Well, not really — they simply lounge around the house.
“It’s so boring,” she told us about their traditions. “We eat the same egg and cheese dish Christmas morning! It has like bread crumbs in it!”
Hey, that still sounds good! What do you think HollywoodLifers — do you want to go see Walter Mitty?
— Emily Longeretta