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Kristen Wiig gives an insight into raising her twins as she graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK

She and fiancé Avi Rothman secretly welcomed twins via surrogate in January. 

And, Kristen Wiig, 47, has given an honest insight into raising her babies, 11 months, explaining that they’re now crawling ‘really fast’ and ‘both go in different directions’ as she graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK.

The star – who hasn’t revealed the sex or name of her twins – spoke to her Wonder Woman 1984 co-star Gal Gadot, and admitted that it’s ‘really hard to be away’ from her young children for work.

Hot mama! Kristen Wiig, 47, has given a sweet insight into raising her babies, 11 months, explaining that they’re now crawling ‘really fast’ as she graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK

On becoming a mother to twins this year, Kristen explained that due to the coronavirus pandemic: ‘Their social life is non-existent, and the hardest part is that they can’t see family.

‘They’re not walking yet, but they’re crawling really fast. Once I put them down, they both go in different directions.’

The Bridesmaids star and fiancé Avi Rothman, 48, welcomed their twins in January, after getting engaged last year, following three years of dating.  

Kristen confessed that she finds it difficult being away from her young twins for work, admitting: ‘It’s just really hard to be away… For some of it, Avi was sending me videos and I’m like, ‘Why are you doing this? Please stop, you can’t send anymore of these.’

Cute! The star - who hasn't revealed the sex or name of her twins - said: 'Once I put them down, they both go in different directions!'

Cute! The star – who hasn’t revealed the sex or name of her twins – said: ‘Once I put them down, they both go in different directions!’

‘He was like, ‘I just found these.’ I was like, ‘I’m away!…’ There’s FaceTime, but, you know, they’re one.’      

Attempting to console Kristen, Gal told her: ‘The first time I was away from Alma, it was the hardest… The only thing I can tell you is that it’s OK because they won’t remember any of this.

‘Try to forget about it and enjoy the sleep and experience because they won’t remember when you come back. They’ll just be like, ‘Mummy!’ That’s what helped me. It’s getting worse as they grow older.’

Asked what empowers her, Kristen stated: ‘Being a mum is a big one!’ before confessing that overcoming nerves also empowers her.

She explained: ‘Completing something that you were really scared to do, being nervous to do something and then that feeling you get when you do it. Hopefully I’ll have that feeling after Saturday Night Live. I’m always nervous to do that.’

Honest: Kristen - who plays supervillain Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 - admitted that it's 'really hard to be away' from her young children for work

Honest: Kristen – who plays supervillain Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 – admitted that it’s ‘really hard to be away’ from her young children for work

Nervous: The actress spoke to her Wonder Woman 1984 co-star Gal Gadot, and confessed that she was nervous to join the franchise, because it was 'a life-career dream'

Nervous: The actress spoke to her Wonder Woman 1984 co-star Gal Gadot, and confessed that she was nervous to join the franchise, because it was ‘a life-career dream’

Turning the conversation to Wonder Woman 1984 – in which Kristen plays supervillain Cheetah – confessed that she was nervous to join the franchise, because it was what she described as ‘a life-career dream.’

The actress said: ‘I loved the first one so much, and it was just a dream for me to pack up my stuff and go to London for eight months and know that I was working on this movie, it was such a life-career dream for me.

‘I was also nervous about it all too because it’s such a big world that I was stepping into and you guys had already established such a great character and tone, the stories of Wonder Woman.

‘I just thought, “Oh my gosh, I’m going to be in this movie and there are so many fans. It was so nerve-wracking.”‘

We're all just human! Gal admitted: 'It's funny for me to see someone as talented as you get so insecure, just like I do all the time'

We’re all just human! Gal admitted: ‘It’s funny for me to see someone as talented as you get so insecure, just like I do all the time’

At this point, Gal admitted: ‘It’s funny for me to see someone as talented as you get so insecure, just like I do all the time.

‘Meanwhile I watch you, or do a scene with you, and you doubt yourself and I’m like, “No, it was f**king gold!”

‘Now watching the film as a whole, seeing it all come together, to see you soar in what you do… now talking about your nervousness seems so crazy because you were so good from the get-go.’

Kristen insisted: ‘I was scared. Whenever you go into something that’s already established, and you and Patty are so close… Chris [Pine] obviously was in the first one, Pedro [Pascal] and I felt like the new ones. That lasted for a day.’ 

Kristen also admitted that she had to sign an NDA to even talk to the film’s director Patty Jenkins, and had to fly to London in secret to audition for the part.

On first getting the call about Wonder Woman, Kristen explained: ‘It was mysterious because I got a call from my agent who said, “Patty Jenkins wants to talk to you, but they won’t say what it is – they won’t say what the film or the role is”.

‘I was like, “Is it Wonder Woman?” I had to sign an NDA to even talk to Patty. I had to fly to London to do a camera test and read for the part, but I couldn’t tell anyone, and I was so paranoid about it.

‘I went by the rules, and was like, “I’m going to London for a thing and I can’t talk about it and I’ll be back in a few days.” I thought the Warner Brothers police would come knocking on my door.’

Working with superwomen: Kristen also admitted that she had to sign an NDA to even talk to the film's director Patty Jenkins, and had to fly to London in secret to audition for the part

Working with superwomen: Kristen also admitted that she had to sign an NDA to even talk to the film’s director Patty Jenkins, and had to fly to London in secret to audition for the part

On working with Patty Jenkins, and what having a female director brought to the film, Kristen explained how gender equality changes the narrative of the industry.

She said: ‘The business is changing slowly and there are more opportunities, and they come with those questions – separating the female and male and making it more of an issue. I’m telling you, the term ‘female comedy’ makes me want to explode.’

Gal asked: ‘What does it even mean?’ to which Kristen responded: ‘Well there’s no male comedy!’ 


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