Great Job, Internet!: Watch Kristen Wiig, Jane Fonda and more try out for the role of Hannibal Lecter
Kristen Wiig has proven herself to be a versatile actor since leaving Saturday Night Live, holding down everything from goofier roles in films like Bridesmaids to more dramatic fare like The Skeleton Twins. She hasn’t done an outright horror film yet, but if there was going to be a modern reboot of The Silence Of The Lambs… well, she probably wouldn’t be considered for the part, but the audition tape would be hilarious.
Based on this fabricated reality, W Magazine has produced the audition tape of Wiig and a few others reading for the role of Hannibal Lecter. Wiig tries her darndest to make the role work for her, but even if she had the best possible line reading, the expectation that Wiig’s performance is sarcastic and a quasi-serious tonal affectation leaves viewers just waiting for her to break.
Jane Fonda, on the other hand, totally pulls …