Tina Fey for ‘Time’
Tina is featured in the new Time – Style & Design Spring 2013 issue and looks absolutely gorgeous!
A woman, as Dirty Harriet might have said, has got to know her limitations. In the past seven years Tina Fey has written a best-selling book; starred in three movies; created and nurtured a TV show that was so influential and critically acclaimed, it’s amazing it wasn’t canceled; won enough awards to mobilize her own metallic-statue army; and had a key part in contributing the following words and phrases to the lexicon: Blerg, What the what?! and I want to go to there. Oh, and given birth to two children. Plus, with one dead-on impression, possibly helped decide the 2008 presidential election.
So now she’s ready for a nice lie-down, thank you very much. Or at least a coffee. Arriving at an old-school bistro near her Manhattan home, she looks like any other local mom after the school run: sensible boots, puffy jacket, cardigan and striped T-shirt. She orders the coffee and her second breakfast (two eggs over hard plus ham). The first was the leftover half of her toddler’s discarded croissant.
Fey, 42, is working on a new character, Woman with Time on Her Hands. After seven years of 16-hour workdays, she and husband Jeff Richmond, who was an executive producer on the aforementioned TV show, 30 Rock, have bought a dog, started to spend more time with their kids Alice, 7, and Penelope, 19 months, and given some thought to what TV shows they might like to watch. They’ve never seen any Breaking Bad, for example. Fey admits to sometimes going to bed at 9 p.m. She further admits that what with the puppy and the toddler, she now has to put up with a different sort of ordure than she dealt with on the show.
Read the full article here.
Tina Fey Covers April Issue of In Style
14 April, 2011 · Posted by Filip
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Again, I’m sorry for the (serious) lack of updates as of late. I’m still without regular Internet access and doing the best I can from where I’m at. I feel bad for neglecting the site, especially since there has been a lot of great stuff in Tina-world lately. Stay with us and I promise I will add everything that’s missing as soon as I possibly can! Now onto the update.
Tina Fey is on the cover of In Style magazine’s April issue! She looks gorgeous in the new photoshoot (which will be added to the gallery asap, too) and the interview is a good read as well. See a preview of the cover to the right. Head over to InStyle.com for a bit of the article.
Also, Tina Fey’s debut book – Bossypants - is now available in stores!! It has received rave reviews from practically every critic and fans alike! Be sure to get your copy today and read it you too! This is a book you do not wanna miss!
More Quotes from The New Yorker Article
9 February, 2011 · Posted by Filip
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Some more quotes from Tina Fey’s article for The New Yorker – “Confessions of a Juggler” - have been released. I have featured the ones I’ve been able to find below. The piece seems to be a must-read. Check it out here!
“‘How do you juggle it all?’ people constantly ask me, with an accusatory look in their eyes. ‘You’re screwing it all up, aren’t you?’ their eyes say. My standard answer is that I have the same struggle as any working parent but with the good fortune to be working at my dream job. Or sometimes I just hand them a juicy red apple I’ve poisoned in my working-mother witch cauldron and fly away.”
“It is less dangerous to draw a cartoon of Allah French-kissing Uncle Sam — which, let me make it very clear, I have not done — than it is to speak honestly about [working moms].”
“All over Manhattan, large families have become a status symbol. Four beautiful children named after kings and pieces of fruit are a way of saying, ‘I can afford a four-bedroom apartment and a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in elementary-school tuition fees each year. How you livin’?”
“Little kids’ birthdays in my neighborhood were simple affairs. Hot dogs, Hawaiian Punch, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, followed by cake and light vomiting. (Wieners, punch, and spinning into barfing would later be referred to as ‘the Paris Hilton.’)”
“There’s another great movie idea! ‘Baby Versus Work’: A hard-working baby looking for love (Kate Hudson) falls for a handsome pile of papers (Hugh Grant). I would play the ghost of a Victorian poetess who anachronistically tells Kate to ‘go for it.’”
“I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work. The women, though, they’re all ‘crazy.’ I have a suspicion — and hear me out, because this is a rough one — that the definition of ‘crazy’ in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore.”
“To hell with everybody! Maybe I’ll just wait until I’m fifty and give birth to a ball of fingers! ‘Merry Christmas from Tina, Jeff, Alice, and Ball of Fingers,’ the card will say. (‘Happy Holidays’ on the ones I send to my agents.)”
New Article by Tina Fey in The New Yorker
8 February, 2011 · Posted by Filip
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Tina Fey is featured with a piece in the newest issue of The New Yorker, called “Confessions of a Juggler”. She opens up about the demands of working mothers in the very interesting and funny article. Be sure to check it out! A preview is featured below, read the entire story online here (subscription is required).
Confessions of a Juggler
What’s the rudest question you can ask a mother?
by Tina Fey
ABSTRACT: PERSONAL HISTORY about the writer’s dilemmas as a working mother. The writer’s daughter recently checked out a book from the preschool library called “My Working Mom,” which depicted a witch mother who was very busy and had to fly away to a lot of meetings. The two men who wrote this book probably had the best intentions, but the topic of working moms is a tap-dance recital in a minefield. What is the rudest question you can ask a woman? “How old are you?’ “What do you weigh?” No, the worst question is: “How do you juggle it all?” The second-worst question is: “Are you going to have more kids?” Science show that fertility and movie offers drop off steeply for women after forty. The baby-versus-work life questions keep the writer up at night. She has observed that women, at least in comedy, are labeled “crazy” after a certain age. The writer has the suspicion that the definition of “crazy” in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore. The fastest remedy for this “women are crazy” situation is for more women to become producers and hire diverse women of various ages. That is why the writer feels obligated to stay in the business, and that is why she can’t possibly take time off for a second baby, unless she does, in which case that is nobody’s business. Does the writer want to have another baby? Or does she just want to turn back time and have her daughter be a baby again? That night, as she was putting the witch book in her daughter’s backpack to be returned to school, the writer asked her, “Did you pick this book because your mommy works? Did it make you feel better about it?” Her daughter looked at her matter-of-factly and said, “Mommy, I can’t read. I thought it was a Halloween book.”
Read the entire story at The New Yorker
Entertainment Weekly (US) Magazine Scans & Outtakes
Did any of you see Tina Fey on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon yesterday? Wasn’t Tina absolutely hilarious in the game of charades with Amy Poehler?! Video and screen captures from that will come later today. Stay tuned!
For this update, I have added magazine scans (thanks to the great Jessica) and a few photoshoot outtakes from the March 19 issue of Entertainment Weekly! Simply click on the previews below to view them in full size.
Parade (US) April 4 2010 Magazine Scans
As previously mentioned, Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are on the cover of the current issue of Parade magazine, talking about their movie Date Night. It’s a great couple of photos and the interview is hilarious as always with Tina (and Steve). Big thanks to Jessica for sending in her scans! Simply click on the small preview to the right to see the scans in full size.
If you have any magazines with Tina Fey, don’t hesitate to scan and send them to us at email@example.com. Full credit will be given. Thanks!
Tina Fey and Steve Carrell in Parade Magazine
More great news! Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are currently featured on the cover of Parade magazine! I have added the awesome photoshoot to the gallery and you can read some small tidbits from the interview below. Read more from it at parade.com. Enjoy!
If you got this magazine, don’t hesitate to send in the scans to Tina Fey Fan so we all can enjoy Tina’s feature! Simply e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full credit will be given.
Parade: You two have never worked together before. How come?
Fey: Well, we were originally going to be in Mr. & Mrs. Smith [the 2005 movie starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie], but…
Carrell: …but they went with two other people.
Fey: They were unknowns.
Fey: “I had so few dates, and they weren’t really dates. You’d just hang out in a group and try to figure out if someone liked you. The old-school, “would you like to go to the show with me?”–that wasn’t really happening. I think I went to one formal in college with a gentleman who is now not only gay, but extremely gay. I had a good time.”
Fey: “I was reading my daughter a book the other night, and she got very close and very lovingly stroked my face and said [steely whisper], ‘When are you going to die?’ It was menacing. But it was really just a question about life and death.”
Magazine Scans from March-May 2010
As Tina’s promoting Date Night in Europe at the moment, I’ve added scans from three UK-based magazines to the gallery. Namely You (March 21 issue), Radio Times (March 27 issue) and Empire (May issue) thanks to the great contributor Lorna. Check out the scans by clicking on the previews below.
Also, if you have anything to contribute (magazines, interviews, pictures, videos, etc) be sure to send it to us at email@example.com. Full credit will be given, of course.
Tina Fey & Steve Carrell covers Entertainment Weekly
Great news – Tina Fey is on the cover of yet another magazine! This time she covers the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly along with Date Night co-star Steve Carrell. Click on the preview to the left to see a bigger picture of the cover!
Some quotes from the article can be seen below. Scans of the magazine will be added as soon as it becomes available to me. Got the magazine? Send the scans to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Full credit will be given, of course.
What they said would happen if their hapless small-screen alter egos, 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon and The Office’s Michael Scott, went on a date of their own:
Tina Fey: Oh, Liz Lemon would f— it up. Michael Scott would probably be very open, but Liz Lemon would be sour and judgmental and she’d blow it. [Laughs]
Steve Carell: Blow it? With Michael? I don’t think there’s any way she would agree to go out with Michael Scott unless she had been tricked into it. I don’t think you go from Jon Hamm to Michael Scott. Michael Scott should be so lucky.
TF: We should just say, “That’s the series finale this year!”
SC: “We’re planning a little cross-pollination. There’s a tornado, and we all have to huddle somewhere between New York City and Scranton! It makes complete sense!” [Shakes his head.] No way.
TF: It would be so bad. It’s not gonna happen.
What they said about their prolonged kiss they share over the entire credits:
Steve Carrell: It was fun. The hardest part was not laughing, frankly….To go for it for, like, five minutes – it was a long time.
Tina Fey: I want to state for my husband’s sake that it was a comedy idea, not an erotic idea. I did pitch: Wouldn’t it be funny if the kiss was as long as the credit sequence? It was fun because we’re both so polite and not only are we both married, but we know each other’s spouses. It was the world’s longest closed-mouth kiss. It was like a tongueless turtle mouth.
Esquire (US) April 2010 – Magazine Scans