Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig at “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” New York Screening

Posted on December 19, 2013

We realize the red carpet is not for everystar. And certainly, these two strike us as exactly the types of star who’d hate the poledance the most, but even so….

Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig attend “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty: New York screening held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Kristen Wiig is wearing a Michael Kors look paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and House of Lavande jewelry.

… Lighten the fuck up, you two, will ya? You’re not getting your taxes done or getting a root canal. You just need to stand and smile.

She looks cute. That bow’s way too much bow for these two queens, but the outfit has style and personality to it (even if she seems like she wants to crawl into a hole somewhere).

He looks like he hates everyone in the room. Probably because his suit’s at least a size too large and he’s dressed like middle management.








[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/]

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  • teensmom99

    The bow somehow works when she’s standing with him. When she is standing alone-not so much.

    • 3boysful

      I don’t like the bow, but I could see Cate making this work.

  • I hate every single element of what both of them are wearing, except her shoes. Those get a pass.

    • she looks so uncomfortable in them, though, it;s like she’s about to fall over any minute. like she’s never worn heels before them.

  • Spreecord

    Body language suggests they’re not really fond of each other. Perhaps they’re spite-dressing for this poledance.

    • demidaemon

      If that is true, Kristen is doing a bang-up job.

  • A lady’s bow can never be too big.

    • GladtoexitNEPA

      More like a lady’s beau can never be too big.

  • Ruth Preston

    They both look like they’d really rather be anywhere else. And she always looks, I dunno, supremely uncomfortable on the RC, and it affects her ability to smile. The only thing that third shot is missing is a pair of tiny hands.

  • MilaXX

    He is turning into his father before our very eyes. Sadly those pants make him look even tinier than he is.
    She has entirely too much bow for my taste, but she’s honestly putting forth some effort since she’s poledancing for 2 movies so I’m willing to cut her some slack. It’s not beige or melting into her skin so she gets a pass from me.

    • Lanus

      Now that you mention it, if he suddenly burst out with a “SERENITY NOW!!!!” all would be forgiven.

      • Vickiefantastico

        I was thinking of her yelling, “But I don’t wanna be a pirate!”

      • MoHub

        Maybe he’s doing the Festivus poledance.

    • AnaRoW

      That was my first thought. I always though he looked more like his mother until now.

  • cmb92191

    When the bows are boob sized, it is time to put them away.

  • TrixieConQueso

    YAWN. The PR person needs to give them a lil goose right before the flash.

  • boweryboy

    When did Ben Stiller turn into a grumpy old man? I almost kind of like Kristen’s outfit. If the pants were a smidge skinnier it would work for me.

  • Qitkat

    Meet Pastor and Missus Uptight, recently (and reluctantly) relocated to their new rectory, greeting their new parishioners at the party thrown by the Ladies Guild of Perpetual Blessings and Cupcakes.

  • alyce1213

    The giant pussybow/censorship bars are a BIT much, no?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Your suggestions would definitely have improved this look. I like Kristen in the pants, just wish she’d done a cami underneath the blouse

    • sojourneryouth

      That is not a pussy bow. That is an Angry Nun Vagina bow. It comes with clacking rosary bead and a ruler for smacking hooligan knuckles.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    awkward…on all levels…

  • deathandthestrawberry

    I makes me wonder if there isn’t bad blood between the two. They kind of look like they hate each other. Like when my cousin and I have to pose together at family events (we don’t like each other much.) I’ve also heard that Ben Stiller can be very difficult to work with. Hmm.

    • I just saw the “Friends” rerun when he plays Rachel’s date and is secretly a rage-aholic, and Ross is the only one who notices.

  • charlotte

    They both need a serving of posture.

    • veronicafish

      … with a side of gratitude for “having” to do the poledance for a movie they got paid very well to do. Let me tell ya: If someone wants to pay me a few million to be a movie star, I’ll be the happiest RC walker you’ve ever seen.

    • MilaXX

      She looks like she’s stooping to be closer to his height. She’s not as slouchy in her solo photo.

  • MW

    Meh. Did anyone else see the movie and discover that surprise, surprise, he actually ,looks much better with a scruff than without it?

  • hughman

    True Story : centuries ago in NYC I was asked by a director friend to attend a staged reading of a play Ben’s sister Amy was in. There were only around 8 of us there as audience including Amy’s mother, Anne Meara. She was delightful and during the break between acts we all gathered around her and she told us stories and we laughed and laughed. Well Ben was also there however he was the quintessential Party Pooper and rather than sit with everyone, he went out to the lobby and gloated on the stairs and basically growled and grumbled. He just seemed so miserable all the time, not just at movie premieres.

    • alyce1213

      Good story, thanks.

    • Evan

      That’s probably why he’s a comedian!

    • charlotte

      You should write a book!

    • MilaXX

      I love you for this post!

    • sagecreek

      Thanks, hugh! More proof that the first generation is the bomb, and the second generation just coasts.

      • alyce1213

        Exception: Bridges.

        • Qitkat

          Beau hit it out of the park in Masters of Sex. Excellent show.

    • rh33

      I am old enough to remember when Stiller and Meara would make talk show and variety show appearances. They were favorites along with Bob and Ray.

      • MoHub

        Hey! Maybe Ben and Kristin are recreating Stiller and Meara’s “I Hate You” routine.

    • MerBearStare

      There have been blind items (revealed ones, I think) about Ben being really horrible to his wife, which bums me out because I’ve loved Christine Taylor since Hey Dude.

    • I will pre-order your memoirs when you write them. You have the best stories!

    • Catiline

      There are enough stories floating around out there about him being an asshole that I’m not entirely surprised. It amazes me how people can have millions and millions of dollars and a beautiful spouse and still act like God took a shit on their life.

  • kimmeister

    She appears to be wearing clothes that are the right size for her, so that’s a plus. Mama needed some better lipstick.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Come on Kristen, chin up, tits out! You are slouching!

  • imspinningaround

    According to a friend of mine in the film industry, Ben Stiller looks like he hates everyone in the room because he probably does hate everyone in the room. And apparently they hate him back.

    • Sarah

      I just watched Zoolander again the other day because I always hated it despite my friends’ assertions it was hilarious, and I thought I’d give it a try to see if I changed my mind. I thought everyone was funnier than Derek Zoolander. Now I know why.

  • Roz

    “What fresh hell is this?” is the thought bubble over BOTH their heads.

  • Shawn EH

    I dunno, I’d say he’s wearing a normal suit that fits; and her bow adds a little pizzaz to such a simple look.

    • You think his suit fits?

      • Shawn EH

        Yes, I think a lot of guys would see that as totally normal. Rather than wearing the small, tight sizes currently in vogue on the RC for men. The sleeves aren’t too long, the hem hits at his hips, he looks good.

  • Glam Dixie

    That is a televangelist suit.

  • Sarah

    I like Kristen Wiig, and I’m going to imagine she’s filled with hate for her co-star in these pics, hence her terrible posture. In keeping with being charitable toward her, I will assume that the pilgrim who thrust this blouse and bow on her after time-traveling to her pre-event toilette did so for reasons that had to do with saving humanity, or something equally lofty.

    • demidaemon


  • mickiemonkey

    The sleeves! The bow! It’s a cry for help! Someone please!

  • clatie

    I’m sure he does hate everyone in the room. Because he is HATEFUL.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, Kristin. Oh, dear.

    See, I know this is my own personal prejudice, but smart girls just don’t do well on the RC, because we think we’re above it all. Kristin Wiig. Smart as a whip. I love her. But not smart enough to hire a stylist yet.

  • Tracy_Flick

    She’s one red jacket away from Elf on the Shelf. He looks like a high school principal.

  • demidaemon

    This is the cutest she’s looked in a long time, despite that tit-eating bow. Too bad their obvious distaste for what they are doing emanates from these photos.

  • Diego!

    Bow Word and He Word. WTF is that suit Ben??? She, is slowly improving. Maybe by 2015 she will reach her style. Go Kristen, go!

  • shaziz

    i think they look cute! They’re real actors and not known for their ‘fashion’, yet I do think that bow looks like it ate her boobs.

  • Her outfit is reminding me of the Project Runway late-stage challenge where they took the designers to a museum and Christian Siriano designed a similar look based on a painting (how I coveted Jillian’s armor-inspired look.) At the time the Pumpkin Queen, or maybe Nina, said something about fashionistas wearing the whole ensemble and regular gals rocking the top…and I recall snorting in disbelief. Shiver me timbers if the look isn’t working for Ms. Wiig.

  • giddypony

    THat outfit looks like something her weird Lawrence Welk singer character would be

  • Oh, dear no. And I’d like to think she could do better than the wash & wear hair she’s sporting, because that’s exactly what mine does when I can’t be bothered. (Note to self: get hair did)

  • Anna_Cecilia

    They both look like they either have cramps or indigestion in the last photo, perhaps both. I can’t decide if it’s a reaction to having to get dressed and appear at this event or from being around each other.

  • Trickytrisha

    This is depressing. Hunching is never an attractive posture. Big bows like that give me heartburn.

  • quiltrx

    It looks like it’s dawned on both of them that they are neither Danny Kaye nor Virginia Mayo, and this movie was a horrible idea.

  • marlie

    If the sleeves on her blouse were a little less voluminous, I’d love her outfit wholeheartedly. And he’s a guy in a suit. It’s a nice color, but yes, too big.

  • Miss wks

    hey you guys… what’s with all the typos? Hittin’ the nog?

  • GillianHolroyd

    The hair. THE. HAIR. and the makeup. Get Amy Poehler’s people here, stat.

  • SophieCollier

    That is a Florence Welch outfit. What’s Kristen doing with it?

  • kipper

    Is she wearing Brooks Brothers ?

  • marlie

    This is an example of the #1 way to make me NOT want to see your movie… if you and your costar can’t stand to pretend to like each other and be excited for your film for even a few minutes.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    C’mon people, stand up straight and smile. It’s not so hard.

  • Someone must have told them their Rotten Tomatoes score.

  • poggi

    That is too much sleeve or any one person.

  • at a glance, she looks like she’s dressed for an SNL skit.

  • heuristicvalue

    I can only see him as his dick (self-) character from Curb Your Enthusiasm, especially in these pics. I wish she didn’t wear that color lipstick. Just wear no lipstick! Your real lip color is better. Also, her outfit is ridic to me. Puffy Shirt. I must be in Larry David mode right now.

  • decormaven

    I think this RC is just a portent of the movie’s contents- awkward and not working. I’ve had bad vibes about this flick ever since the trailer was released.

  • AnniNoone

    He has his father’s grimace.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Kristen borrowed her whole look, including her hair, from Florence Welch.

  • Michelle Gennari

    I think he does hate everyone in the room. Napoleonic complex. She’s adorable. Bow is toooo big.

  • Tuneful54

    L: Keith Richards, without the charm and style.
    R: Holiday wreath on the front door of the funeral home.

  • Gatto Nero

    Michael Kors, king of mediocre separates.
    The cropped trouser and ballooning sleeves are distorting her physical proportions. She’s tall and thin, for God’s sake!
    And I can’t even speak about the massive bow.

  • tintashoopa

    I think the bow is really cute. She’s taking a risk with it so you might as well go all out!
    Go big or go home – Big bow!

  • Kent Roby

    I guess he’s completely lost the ability to give “Blue Steel”.