Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to
take over the world host the Golden Globes for the second consecutive year because someone in charge of coordinating the event is smart enough to recognize that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should probably be hosting every major event until the end of time.
Ahead of Sunday's award show, Fey and Poehler spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to dish a bit about their second go-round and what's happening with late night television and over at Saturday Night Live.
While both Poehler and Fey gave some amassing answers, it seemed as though both were kind of irritated by the type of questions they were being asked. Neither offered a comment on how Seth MacFarlane made out as host of the Oscars, Poehler punted on more than one question, and both seemed (rightfully) upset to have to (again) address the gender chasm in professional comedy.
Whether you've seen Mean Girls once or 32,583,028 times, the interview is worth a read. Even if you're not planning on tuning in on Sunday, Fey and Poehler are two incredibly sharp comedians and their banter with/disdain for The Hollywood Reporter interview they participate in is charming as all hell.
So does this signify some sort of shift in power in Hollywood? Should younger actresses start complaining about ageism in Hollywood?
Fey: That's a good idea. We'll write some jokes about that for the thing. I think you're going to see a lot of gowns with sleeves -- cap sleeves, ballerina sleeves.
Poehler: If anything I think it's proof of the longevity and versatility of women. Isn't 40 the new 30 and 80 is the new 20? I think a lesson is: If you've got it when you're young, you'll keep it when you're older. But it's a good area to make jokes about, so thank you for that idea.
Oprah Winfrey was snubbed for The Butler. Will her career recover?
Fey: You know, as far as her acting career goes, she's young. She's got to get out there, do some summer stock. She will have her shot eventually.
Poehler: You know, being snubbed is not always a bad thing at these awards shows because you end up getting a lot of people coming up to you and telling you how great you are. I can't speak for Oprah, I only want Oprah to speak for me. I'd like it if you could track her down and ask her how I think she feels about it. And whatever she says, I agree with. [The Hollywood Reporter]