Fey discusses getting the call to impersonate Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live:
Lorne played it cool, as he always does, and waited until the week of the first show. He called and said, Think about if you want to impersonate her. I was like, I’ll do a joke about her. I’ll do a sketch where I’m myself. I’ll do anything except impersonate her!
Fey gives an interview to Oprah for O Magazine about her impersonation of Sarah Palin on SNL.
No. I just kept thinking, I don’t work here anymore, so if this ends up being lousy, I told you guys I don’t do this. I also felt safe doing it with Amy [Amy Poehler played both Hillary Clinton and Katie Couric in the SNL sketches]. I wouldn’t have enjoyed doing it alone, because I never did anything alone on SNL.
Fey is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Liz Lemon on 30 Rock.
Fey appears on the cover of the March 2010 issue of Vogue magazine. She talks about her complicated relationship with fashion magazines.
We’re also the fattest country in the world. So it’s not like we’re all looking at fashion magazines and not eating.
Fey is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Liz Lemon on 30 Rock.
This is great and exciting news. Especially since today is the fifth anniversary of the day NBC forgot to cancel us. Also, this seems like an appropriate time for me to announce to NBC that I will not be renewing my contract… with my gym.
Fey is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Liz Lemon on 30 Rock.
Fey gives an interview to Elle about her daily routine on the set of 30 Rock.
I read (pop-culture blog) Dlisted.com every day anyone can say rude things, but I find his writing to actually be very funny. He probably thinks I’m nuts because I say this constantly. He’s probably like, “She’s going to kill me and wear my skin!” But um, what else do I do every day? So much of it is repetitive you sit in the same chair, wear the same makeup, the same clogs.
Fey is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Liz Lemon on 30 Rock.
Fey is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Liz Lemon on 30 Rock.
Seacrest interviews Fey during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her role in the film Muppets Most Wanted.
My accent, I am mostly Russian in the movie. I would say I’m 97% of the time I’m Russian. Every know and then, I’m Italian. Hopefully the kids won’t notice!
Fey announces more details about the upcoming musical she is planning with her husband, Jeff Richmond, based on her successful 2004 movie ‘Mean Girls.’ She would like to cast new talent rather than Broadway veterans in the show:
Hopefully we’ll find a young person who, at this moment, is still in college but will be making her way to New York as we write. Still a fetus somewhere.
Fey accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by Kermit The Frog. In a twist, it is instead Fey’s eight year-old daughter, Alice Richmond, who is doused with ice water. Fey declares she will just donate to the organization.
I think we should do it in a wider shot so you can see more of this beautiful skyline and see that I really did it and it was really me.
Fey and Meyers discuss the Film Festival on Late night with Seth Meyers.
What is going on in Canada?
Fey is featured on the cover of Elle‘s November issue as one of the Elle Women in Hollywood honorees. Fey discusses what makes her so driven.
I’m not sure I know, but having been an obedient and nerdy kid, I’m very driven to receive praise. If I were a smarter person, I’d be driven to receive money. I’m a dope—all I want is, ‘That was real good. Looks like you guys worked real hard on that.’ It’s always parent-teacher conference day in my mind.
Fey co-writes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with Carlock. The show, about a woman who comes to New York after spending 15 years in a cult, stars Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski from Fey and Carlock’s previous show 30 Rock. Fey:
My producing partner, Robert Carlock [who coproduced 30 Rock], and I wanted to write something for Ellie; she’s adorable but also has strength. We live in a strange world in which people, literally and metaphorically, like to lock up women. And we liked the idea of Ellie playing a survivor and starting over.
Fey strips down to her Spanx underwear on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Because this is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show — and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you — my gift to you is I want to give you the dress, you can keep it.
Morgan returns to SNL, where he performs the opening monologue.
I was in a terrible car crash a year ago. It was awful, but it also showed me how much love and support I have in this world…People are wondering: can he speak? Does he have 100% mental capacity? But the truth is I never had 100%. In might actually be a few points higher now.
He is joined by his 30 Rock co-stars. Fey:
We’re so happy that you’re OK, but we’re even happier that you’re ready to make people laugh again.