Kristen Wiig makes me want to see Zoolander No. 2 after all. Not that Zoolander was without its hilarious moments and now-classic bits, but I generally have low expectations of films like these – the funniest bits are so often only in the trailers. And it's possible that the best part of Wiig's Alexanya Atoz is this clip:
Props to the makeup folks for Alexanya's over-worked face complete with wrinkled neck. If you didn't know it was Kristen Wiig, would you have guessed? Confession: it took me a minute. I haven't been paying attention to the pre-opening Zoolander No. 2 buzz beyond seeing the trailers on television or in theatres.
"Is your skin dry and cracked? Make it wet, shiny." – Alexanya Atoz
The send-up of cosmetic skincare claims is also a hoot, as is "when you look old, you feel sad. When you look young, you feel happy" combined with Wiig's frozen-face expression. And omigod, her pronunciation of "radiance," "effervence," and – huh?
Now to find a way to work "relischisvaicedsh" into a real beauty story...
Has anyone else watched this clip 1700 times? Favourite bits? Planning to see the movie when it opens in February? And is Alexanya Atoz going to be the Halloween costume of 2016?