"It definitely doesn't take itself too seriously," the duo tells PEOPLE of their upcoming film

By Alexia Fernández
January 14, 2021 08:56 AM
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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are close friends on screen and off!

In a PEOPLE exclusive clip from their upcoming movie Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar, the actresses play two best friends who decide to leave their Midwestern town for the first time for a vacation in Florida.

In the hilarious clip, Barb and Star find themselves in awe of their luxurious hotel room and excitedly make plans for their evening.

Wiig and Mumolo, who both nabbed Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay for 2011's Bridesmaids, tell PEOPLE the genesis for their latest movie was inspired by their iconic comedy.

"When we were writing Bridesmaids, we would go off on tangents when writing scenes between Lillian (Maya Rudolph's character) and her mom," they say. "None of those scenes made it in the movie because they had nothing to do with anything!"

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Despite cutting those scenes, the character of Lillian's mom inspired Barb and Star.

"We would talk in those voices all the time and we couldn't stop!" they say.

As for what fans can expect of their latest comedy, they agree "silly" is the film's focal point.

"It definitely doesn't take itself too seriously," the two agree. "We hope to make people laugh and have fun. That's what it's about!"

They continue, "The best gift is being able to work with friends. The cast was incredible and we got so lucky... except for our wigs. They weren't always easy to work with. Very difficult."

The film, directed by Josh Greenbaum (Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl), also stars Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans, Fortune Feimster, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rose Abdoo, Vanessa Bayer, Phyllis Smith, Kwame Patterson and Reyn Doi.

Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar is available on Demand on Feb. 12.