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Tina Fey on the Cover of Vanity Fair

Tina Fey Shows Her Stars and Stripes For Vanity Fair

Tina Fey is kicking off 2009 in a big way with the January cover of Vanity Fair. She got all dressed up in red, white, and blue to honor her newfound political stardom and was happy to talk about what it was like playing and meeting Sarah Palin. The election wasn't the only thing on the 30 Rock creator's mind as she sat down with the magazine to chat about her upbringing, having more kids with her professional and personal partner Jeff Richmond, and even Lindsay Lohan. Here's more:


  • On helping out her troubled co-stars like Lindsay Lohan or Tracy Morgan: "I have no enabler bone in my body — not one. I’m sort of like, 'Oh, are you going crazy? I’ll be back in an hour.'"
  • On growing up a little geeky: "No one feels right in their own skin, particularly in high school. I really didn’t have very many dates at all. And that’s not an exaggeration. But also, I don’t think we should discount the fact that unplucked eyebrows and short hair with a perm may not have been the best offering, either. . . . I remember bringing people over in high school to play — that’s how cool I am — that game Celebrity. That’s how I successfully remained a virgin well into my 20s, bringing gay boys over to play Celebrity."
  • On having another baby: "I feel like the window is closing — I’m 38. Obviously you want the best chance of the baby being healthy, and I think with our life and jobs right as they are at this moment, it doesn’t seem possible. It’s the year after the baby comes that is like someone hitting you every day in the face with a hammer."

To see what Tina thinks about her ability to wear leopard print and strip clubs just read more.

  • On her husband going to a strip club: "It didn’t go great when you came back, did it? I was very angry. It was disrespectful. . . I love to play strippers and to imitate them. I love using that idea for comedy, but the idea of actually going there? I feel like we all need to be better than that. That industry needs to die, by all of us being a little bit better than that."
  • On her genes: "Because of the Greek-girl thing, I have, like, boobs and butt," so "I only have two speeds — either matronly or a little too slutty. I have to be steered away from cheetah print."

With her multiple Emmy wins and successful show, Tina has had an incredible past 12 months — and even Barbara Walters, who put Tina on her Most Fascinating Person of 2008 list, agrees. Now that Tina's in control of her career more than ever, we can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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