TINA FEY TALKS SEX & SARAH PALIN
More Sarah Palin impressions? Now I’m officially stoked.
That’s my girl…
DOROTHY PARKER may have said, “Men seldom makes passes at girls who wear glasses,” but for TINA FEY, her spectacles are a badge of honour.
Most of the time.
“I don’t wear them when I am dressed up because then I would look like Tootsie,” the EMMY winning 30 ROCK creator and star told HARPER’S BAZAAR for its NOVEMBER issue.
In fact, LIZ LEMON, TINA’S alter ego on her NBC sitcom, might soon “start taking her glasses off more and more,” she said.
Less glasses would be a good thing for LIZ, whom TINA perceives as SEX & THE CITY hero CARRIE BRADSHAW’S bumbling alter ego.
While LIZ is “based on a version of myself from before,” remarked TINA, she also believes that the free spirited CARRIE and repressed LIZ would get on like a house on fire.
“Liz has little to no style and little to no sex drive. Carrie would be very encouraging of Liz and help her have more confidence.”
As it is, much of TINA’S life has more similarity to that of LIZ – filled with haplessness and endless toil.
“Work, come home, play, kid bounce, work again, go to bed,” she ticks off. TINA said she often writes 30 ROCK on the way to the studio and is so overwhelmed that “sometimes I’ll be telling my husband [composer Jeff Richmond], ‘I think I’m cracking up.’ ”
In terms of maintenance, TINA has no love for Botox: “You can point any kind of laser at my face. But I don’t think Botox is for me. I think it is bad. People who have too much, they look like their faces are full of candles – a shiny, shiny face.”
TINA is not opposed to glamour. It’s just that there are only so many hours in the day. Going overboard is not a practical consideration for her.
“I like to delude myself that I’m in the old Hollywood mode. I just tailor my clothes well and try to keep my skin clear. While it would be great to work out an hour a day, there is something inherently sort of selfish about it. I can’t do it.”
And while TINA vowed to retire her Sarah Palin impersonation right after last November’s election, she realizes that with the next month’s publication of the ex governor’s new book Going Rogue, the hair, glasses and flat as Kansas accent will probably be with her for a while.
The wig, she said, will soon have to “come out of the closet.”
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