Kristen Wiig Leaves SNL

May 21, 2012 By:
Kristen Wiig Leaves SNL

SNL” said goodbye to another talented cast member this weekend.

Kristen Wiig was all tears during for her final episode of “Saturday Night Live” as a cast member on Saturday. She will not be returning to studio 8H for the next season of the long running late night sketch comedy show.

But don’t go feeling bad for her yet!

The actress will pursue her recent success in movies with films like Bridesmaids. Wiig has a slew of films already lined up for the next two years, including Despicable Me 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2, as well as collaborations with big names like Robert De. Niro and Ben Stiler.

Wiig’s final episode on Saturday caps a seven-year run on “SNL.” Audiences said goodbye in a classy “graduation” send off led by guest host Mick Jagger.

“You’ve meant a lot to us over these past seven years – she got held back…” Jagger announced. “So our music department got together and prepared a song to say goodbye. This one’s for you.”

Musical guest Arcade Fire played “She’s a Rainbow” as Wiig danced with Jagger and the rest of the cast. Credits ran and it was over.

Wiig became a hit with audiences for her beloved impersonations of people including Kris Jenner, Bjork, Kathie Lee Gifford, and – most recently “Tan Mom.” Fans and fellow cast members alike will miss Wiig’s energy, talent, and timing on the show.

"She has that thing that Phil Hartman and Dan Aykroyd had, which is absolute precision, but also this lightness that isn't what they had," executive producer Lorne Michaels told TIME.

Though we won’t be seeing her on Saturday nights anymore, I’m sure “that thing” will continue to take Wiig on a path to success.