Tina Fey Talks Juggling Work And Motherhood
Tina Fey, 40, has a lot to say about the taboo of being a working mother in Hollywood.
The 30 Rock star and creator, who has a 5-year-old daughter with husband Jeff Richmond, pokes fun at the double standards facing women in the aptly-titled "Confessions of a Juggler," in this week's New Yorker. "It is less dangerous to draw a cartoon of Allah French-kissing Uncle Sam ... than it is to speak honestly about [working moms]," she writes.
The Emmy-Award winning comedian also talks about the "accusatory" glances she gets from people who ask her how she manages it all. How does she respond? "Sometimes I just hand them a juicy red apple I've poisoned in my working-mother witch cauldron and fly away," she writes.
And when it comes to the flack that aging females get in Hollywood, Fey is having none of it. "I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work. The women, though, they're all 'crazy.' I have a suspicion that the definition of 'crazy' in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one want to f*** her anymore."
If that's no straightforward enough for you, Fey has a "great movie idea" in mind that will showcase her struggles. "Baby Versus Work: A hardworking baby looking for love (Kate Hudson) falls for a handsome pile of papers (Hugh Grant)," sums up the plot. Fey would make sure she cast herself in the film as "the ghost of a Victorian poetess who anachronistically tells Kate to 'go for it.'" —KIMBERLY STEELE
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