I read somewhere that it was an issue how it was an issue how Kristen Wiig took too much attention away from the other female cast members(???) do you think it's the same now with Kate (not that I don't love Kate I love Kate so much)
You’re probably talking about the 2009 season. Internally, I’m sure they had no problem with it. I recently went through old news articles and reviews from the 2009 season and the critics quickly picked up on this. Here is pretty much what a majority of that season boiled down to: Weak sketch writing with a heavy reliance on Kristen where she plays a character with some kind of verbal or facial tic. Now I’m not saying Kristen was awful, but it was way too much of her that year, especially given the fact that she had no chemistry with the other women. She still was a great cast member, but if I had to mention anything bad about her, I’d point to the entire 2009 season.
Now with Kate, they don’t really rely too heavily on her, and with the women in this cast, she has a lot better chemistry with them too. So while we all know that she is the star, she doesn’t overshadow the rest of the women. It’s kind of like when Amy Poehler was there, you knew she was the star at the time but she just worked well with the women and made everyone so much better, I feel Kate does the same thing.