'Bridesmaids': Kristen Wiig on her speedy writing process, and why Paul Rudd was cut from the film -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Even if you already caught Bridesmaids in theaters, you’ll want to check it out again at home. Why? Because unlike most comedies on DVD and Blu-ray that boast of hilarious special features, Bridesmaids actually delivers the goods. EW has an exclusive clip below from one of the behind-the-scenes features in which star Kristen Wiig, her writing partner Annie Mumolo, and producer Judd Apatow talking about the Bridesmaids writing process — including how quickly Wiig and Mumolo cranked out their first draft.

If you watch hard enough, you’ll even get a very quick peek of one of the best extras on the DVD and Blu-ray (out Sept. 20): A deleted scene between Kristen Wiig and Paul Rudd, in which they go on a blind date that starts off promisingly but then spirals out of control as Rudd turns out the be a short-fused rageaholic. What’s surprising about the outtake isn’t that it’s hilarious (how could it not be with those two?), but that a star of Rudd’s caliber got left on the cutting room floor.

When EW asked Wiig if the scene was agonizing to get rid of, here’s what she had to say: “Oh my God, you have no idea! I mean, we did screenings, and when he popped up on screen, people just went crazy. You rarely get to see that side of Paul Rudd because he’s such a nice person, you know, and in this scene he’s such an a–hole. We had so much fun the days he was there and it was so incredibly painful. Our first cut was so long. It’s the hardest thing to have to cut stuff.” (Click here for more from our brand-new interview with Wiig, along with co-stars Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper.)

Speaking of cutting stuff, in the DVD and Blu-ray’s extras, there’s a ton of deleted scenes, gag reels, and alternate takes that are priceless. One of the best is a riff reel that allows scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy to freestyle about her various ideas for bachelorette party themes. You can also watch that bonus clip below. (Reporting by Stephan Lee)

Read more:
‘Bridesmaids': Kristen Wiig and co-stars talk deleted scenes, ideas for the sequel
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‘Bridesmaids’ alternate takes: More Jon Hamm sex!

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  • Joe

    It’s a Right-Wiig conspiracy, I tell ya!

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  • Buffy

    I wanted to see this movie soooo bad, but I heard there was an extended vomit scene in it. Ugh! What’s funny about that?! What next? Diarrhea? All of the actual jokes in the world must be used up.

    • Jiminy

      Yes there was. AAAAAND diarrhea. And it was freakin’ hilarious.

      • Buffy

        There was diarrhea, too? I was just kidding! Well, glad I missed it – thanks for the heads up!

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        Funnier than the diarreah scene in Hall Pass? Was watching with my mom when that scene happened. I was on the floor. She was disgusted.

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    • Lauri

      Yes, vomit AND diarreah. And if you don’t pee your pants while watching this movie, then obviously the problem is you.

      • Julie

        Oh, whatever. Sorry if some of us don’t die laughing at the same gags we’ve seen a zillion times before.

      • Madox

        Julie, you should totally come to my next party! You seem fun!

      • abe

        yeah you must be the life of the party, julie.

    • Celine

      They’re not shown sick just for the sake of it, but because it’s the worst thing that could have happened to them at that particular moment :) It’s great comedy

    • Bus Driver

      Hard to believe, but the gastrointestinal distress scenes are actually hilarious and don’t feel like tired jokes. See the darn movie!

      • Luddite

        Couldn’t agree more. I usually stay as far as possible from scatological humor and I was wary of this movie because of it, but I was in tears from laughing at this scene. It is HILARIOUS.

    • Daphne

      so you WON’T see an entire movie because of a 5 minute scene that’s too beneath you? WOW you must see NO MOVIES ever lol Just fast forward thru that bit if you must, geesh

    • Henri M.

      The bathroom humor is actually done really well in Bridesmaids. The act of them throwing up isn’t supposed to be funny, it’s their reactions that are hilarious.

    • JMB in FL

      Hit the ff button on that one and just watch the rest. It’s worth it.

  • Holly

    It’s Kristen. Not Kristin.

  • Marissa

    I can’t even wait to pick this up tomorrow!

  • steph

    oh man, cutting Paul Rudd from any movie should be a punishable offense. lovvvve him.

  • Angie

    I am so excited about this coming out tomorrow. When i saw the previews last night for it, I could not stop laughing. This will be one I watch over and over.

  • AL

    One of the funniest movies I ever saw! I left the movie with my stomach aching from laughing so hard!! I went and saw it again with other girlfriends and laughed just as hard. Cannot wait to own this to watch the extras and the movie again and again!!

  • Mel B

    Cannot wait to get this on blu-ray! It’s the one chick flick I will be proud to display in my collection. The others are kind of hidden. lol

  • Hermione

    Definitely picking this up tomorrow on blu-ray! Can’t wait for the gag reels!

  • RoastLamb

    The funniest scene was in the airplane. I totally closed my eyes and ears during the vomit scene. Was worth it.

  • J

    This movie was typical chick flick crap. I have no idea why it has become so overrated, but its the same tired stuff you’ve seen a hundred times. I know women like this crap that panders to them instead of guys always getting the frank and raunchy comedies, but this is no breath of fresh air regardless of which sex the main cast is comprised of. It’s boring cliche after boring cliche.

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  • tim

    it probably would have saved the film from being so overrated. I loved the stars, but it wasn’t really that funny.

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