While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, the actress revealed that she's been working on something a bit heavier, and according to Kimmel, it's already receiving early Oscar buzz

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated October 27, 2015 11:45 AM
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Kristen Wiig just gave a new meaning to the phrase “sweater weather.”

Wiig, 42, is best known for her comedic work in Bridesmaids and Saturday Night Live, but don’t be mistaken, she also has a dramatic side.

While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, the actress revealed that she’s been working on something a bit heavier, and according to Jimmy Kimmel, it’s already receiving some early Oscar buzz. Debuting the trailer for her “new” movie Crying in a Sweater, Wiig proves she really knows how to get in touch with her emotional side.

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If the title didn’t already give it away, Wiig cries her way through the entire trailer while wearing a variety of sweaters.

Staring out a window? Crying in a sweater. Lying on the couch? Crying in a sweater. On top of a table? Crying in a sweater. Relaxing in the bathtub? Crying in a sweater (both on her head and body).

Wiig keeps the tears flowing throughout the trailer.

Her emotional performance is even said to be “the Wiigaissannce,” according to esteemed movie critic Dr. Mehmet Oz, of course.

The montage clip features very little dialogue, except for one outburst so powerful that it’s guaranteed to leave her with a shelf full of awards.

When a man find Wiig crying on the floor wrapped in a gray sweater, he asks her, “Are you okay?”

“Get the f— out of here, Glenn!” she yells back at him.

But as any emotionally distraught women does, as he walks away she yearns for his return, yelling, “Don’t leave!”

When the trailer ends, Kimmel and Wiig couldn’t help but let emotions overtake them. “It’s really beautiful,” Kimmel told Wiig as they two held each other crying – in sweaters, obviously.

But while Wiig has clearly mastered the ability to let her emotions flow, the actress remains bottled up when it comes to talking about her upcoming comedy Ghostbusters.

Wiig refused to give away any hints as to what fans can expect from the female-led reboot of the classic, but she did admit one thing: She didn’t get to drive the famous Ecto-1 car.

“I got to sit in it,” she laughed. “I got to sit in the backseat.”

While she’s keeping details of the film a secret, the actress has been vocal about how much the controversy surrounding the gender switch in the remake is bumming her out.

“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”