D: Do you ever drop into other TV show sets?
T: that I don't have permission to?
D: Do you want to direct?
T: I don't understand or really care about cameras
D: Where would you like to film that you haven't?
T: I'd like to film a music video inside the Statute of Liberty mouth.
D: favorite place to film?
T: the closest to my apartment
D: What's a rude response?
T: "Thanks for noticing"
D: Is Jane Krakowski your muse?
T: I guess so...10 years now...we're in a "comedy common law"
D: Any plans for another book?
T: [joking that nobody asked] Should I call Verizon? Maybe Modern Family and the book people are trying to call me at the same time.
D: Then you did Baby Mama
- Tina worked in a costume shop with Holbrook’s brother. They used to glue things onto costumes together. These two go way back. I don’t know exactly how long because Tina Fey said “150 years”...which obviously isn’t true....unless....
- She sings Hamilton songs to Mean Girls for fun (ex. “How does a mathlete...chess nerd....”)
- When she first started on SNL she was under the impression new actors could be treated like new toys. SNL wanted to fix--err, style, her hair. She did not wear wigs on Weekend Update.
- “I don’t sing well”
- She enjoys making Harvard TV writers who don’t laugh at anything, laugh. “a nut to crack”
- Her and Amy Poehler both have type A personality, probably couldn’t do an entire TV show together. Tina was not on Parks, but Amy was on a LIVE 30 Rock episode. So was Kim Kardashian.
- In the early days, Tina and Amy had their own improv show. Tickets were $75. She noted stripping would be easier.
- Speaking of stripping, Tina Fey can’t believe Long Island City has not developed yet. She filmed some of Kimmy Schmidt there, across from a strip club that doesn’t serve alcohol. “Who is that for?!” Tina asked rhetorically.
- The SMASH sign still exists in all its glory.
- Tina Fey regrets one thing, not inviting the cast of SMASH to her Golden Globe party when she hosted with Amy Poehler.
I had a great time at this TriBeCa Film Festival Event. If you get a chance to check one out, definitely do so. Can't get enough women in comedy? Tune into AOL BUILD tomorrow at 2:15pm to catch Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Matt Walsh LIVE in the studio chatting Veep.