Kristen Wiig has said that she wants to do more dramatic roles.

The Bridesmaids star told Elle magazine: "You have to have some sort of context for a person to register in your brain, and I was introduced to the world as a cast member of SNL [Saturday Night Live]."

She continued: "But I've always wanted to do dramatic stuff, to write and direct, do a lot of different things.

"Comedy is where my heart lies. But there's also something really satisfying about being able to step away with a small crew, become a character and get to know her for a few months at a time."

The 40-year-old star also spoke about her upcoming role in Welcome to Me, in which she plays a woman with a borderline personality disorder, who wins the lottery, stops taking her medication and starts a TV talk show.

She said of the part: "I'd never read a character like that.

"I got to a scene where it read, 'She's fully naked', and I remember thinking, 'If I do this movie, I have to do this scene, because it's really important to this script'."