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Is Kristen Wiig Really Leaving 'Saturday Night Live'?

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Apr. 10 2012, Published 4:11 a.m. ET

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She is one of the most popular comedians on Saturday Night Live right now, but with her newfound film success after the huge hit of Bridesmaids and the recent release of Friends With Kids, is Kristen Wiig really going to leave the famous sketch-comedy show for movie stardom?

Late last week, rumors started that Kristen, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg would all be departing the show at the end of the season. But a rep for Kristen and Jason denied the rumors.

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However, that is not the end to the tale. Yesterday on Alec Baldwin's popular podcast show, Here's The Thing, Kristen responded to whether she was leaving SNL. "I don't know. Everyone has to leave... and I will say that when I do leave, it's not because I'm sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that," says the actress. "It's just that it's time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing." It seems that she isn't confirming or denying anything...

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But it appears that Kristen does have many films already wrapped, according to IMDB.com. Among them: Imogene with Darren Criss and Annette Bening and Revenge for Jolly! with Ryan Phillippe and Elijah Wood. Plus, many projects in pre-production as well. Can she balance a film career and SNL?

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