Kristen Wiig Marie Claire August 2012 cover

Funny lady Kristen Wiig has opened up to Marie Claire US about what it was like to leave Saturday Night Live. The Bridesmaids star opened up to the American glossy on why she chose to leave her seven-year run on SNL.

"I know a lot of people probably assume, 'Oh, she's leaving because she is going to be doing movies now and things like that,' which I will be. But I just always knew it was going to be seven and that was it. I think maybe if I were 22, I could see myself staying a little bit, but it just felt like the right time," she told the mag.

As for what it was like to actually leave the SNL family, she revealed "it was very emotional I just wanted to get through it without breaking down in every sketch. Because nothing says comedy like breaking down."

Flashing some serious side boob on the cover, Kristen also opened up on what life is like for her these days, but steered clear of commenting on her budding romance with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti (Drew Barrymore's ex-boyfriend).

"I am shyer than most people think. I will say that I'm happier than I've ever been and I feel very lucky right now." When asked why she feels this way, she replied: "where I am now. Who he is. Those are the two big ones."

Read more from the interview here, or pick up a copy of the August issue of Marie Claire US from July 17.