Kristen Wiig has lightened up!

The formerly brunette Secret Life of Walter Mitty actress, 39, showed off a honeyed hue at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills October 15. "I love it!" Wiig told Us Weekly on the red carpet. "It's only a couple of weeks old, so I'm getting used to it, but I like it!"

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Wiig was one of nine women being honored by the fashion magazine at the star-studded event. "It means a lot," the Bridesmaids star said. "The other women that I'm here with tonight are inspiring to me. When I heard I was asked to be here and saw the other women on the list, I was totally shocked and thought it must be a mistake!" (Other honorees included Sarah Jessica Parker, Emma Watson, Uma Thurman and Elle Fanning.)

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"It's still hard to pick people that inspire me because I'm inspired by so many women every day," Wigg continued. "People that I have watched, people that mentored me, people that I have performed with -- it's kind of hard to narrow it down."

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Dating drummer Fabrizio Moretti since December 2011, Wiig (in Calvin Klein) admitted she misses being on Saturday Night Live; she left the NBC sketch comedy series in May after seven years. "It's hard!" the comic said. "It was a hard band-aid to rip off, but I'm watching and they are doing great!"

Given the chance, Wiig would welcome the opportunity to return as a guest host. "I would love to, yeah!" Wiig told Us. "I would love to."

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