Tina Fey Talks About ‘Mean Girls’ On Broadway, Hosting SNL | TODAY
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Tina Fey Talks About ‘Mean Girls’ On Broadway, Hosting SNL | TODAY


>>>WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU>>>WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU
ALREADY HAVE NINE EMMYS? ALREADY HAVE NINE EMMYS?
>>YOU TRY TO SNAG A FEW TONYS.>>YOU TRY TO SNAG A FEW TONYS.>>FOR TINA FEY, THAT COULD>>FOR TINA FEY, THAT COULD HAPPEN. HAPPEN. BECAUSE HER NEW BROADWAY SHOW BECAUSE HER NEW BROADWAY SHOW “MEAN GIRLS” WAS JUST NOMINATED “MEAN GIRLS” WAS JUST NOMINATED FOR 12 TONY AWARDS — FOR 12 TONY AWARDS –>>DID YOU SAY 12?
>>12. YOU SAY 12?>>12.
ITS UNBELIEVERABLE.ABLEUNBELIEV ITS UNBELIEVERABLE.ABLEUNBELIEV
ALSO BEST MUSIC. ALSO BEST MUSIC. ITS GETTING OLD. ITS GETTING OLD. HONESTLY, THATS ENOUGH.
>>I JUST KEEP WRITING.>>I JUST KEEP WRITING.
>>THAT IS A HUGE>>THAT IS A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT. ACCOMPLISHMENT.>>YOU KNOW HOW MANY YEARS IT>>YOU KNOW HOW MANY YEARS IT TAKES. TAKES.>>YOU DID IT IN FIVE, THOUGH,>>YOU DID IT IN FIVE, THOUGH, WHICH I THINK IS A SHORT AMOUNT WHICH I THINK IS A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. OF TIME. IT DOESNT SEEM LIKE IT, BUT
ITS VERY SHORT.LIKE IT, BUT ITS VERY SHORT.
>>THATS WHAT WE HEAR, FIVE IS>>THATS WHAT WE HEAR, FIVE IS
ACTUALLY NOT THAT LONG, FROM ACTUALLY NOT THAT LONG, FROM
START TO ACTUALLY BEING ON START TO ACTUALLY BEING ON
STAGE. STAGE.>>OBVIOUSLY ITS YOUR BABY,
SOMETHING YOU CARED FOR AND SOMETHING YOU CARED FOR AND
NURTURED AND THEN YOU WERE NURTURED AND THEN YOU WERE BRINGING IT TO BROADWAY.
YOU WERE ABLE TO KEEP IN MOST OF YOU WERE ABLE TO KEEP IN MOST OF
THE STUFF? THE STUFF? IS IT JUST LIKE THE MOVIE?
>>WE KNEW WE HAD SORT OF A TASK>>WE KNEW WE HAD SORT OF A TASK
IN THAT WE WANTED FANS OF THE IN THAT WE WANTED FANS OF THE
MOVIE TO FEEL LIKE THEY GOT WHAT MOVIE TO FEEL LIKE THEY GOT WHAT
THEY WANTED. THEY WANTED.>>”FETCH” AND EVERYTHING ELSE.
>>RIGHT.” AND EVERYTHING ELSE.>>RIGHT. BUT THE MOVIE IS STILL ON, AND
WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE
ENJOYED IT. ENJOYED IT.
I THINK WE PULLED IT OFF. I THINK WE PULLED IT OFF.
>>TIMES HAVE CHANGED,>>TIMES HAVE CHANGED,
TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED AND OUR TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED AND OUR
CULTURE HAS CHANGED. CULTURE HAS CHANGED.
YOU HAD TO ADAPT TO THAT, I YOU HAD TO ADAPT TO THAT, I
THINK. THINK.>>IN THE MOVIE, REGINA HAS A>>IN THE MOVIE, REGINA HAS A FLIP PHONE. FLIP PHONE. I THINK THEYRE GOING TO COME I THINK THEYRE GOING TO COME BACK IN AN IRONIC WAY.
SO WE HAD TO HAVE A DEAL ABOUT SO WE HAD TO HAVE A DEAL ABOUT
SOCIAL MEDIA, AND I SAID, IT IS SOCIAL MEDIA, AND I SAID, IT IS
ABOUT THE HUMANS DOING THIS TO ABOUT THE HUMANS DOING THIS TO
EACH OTHER, SO PEOPLE USE SOCIAL EACH OTHER, SO PEOPLE USE SOCIAL
MEDIA, BUT AT THE SAME TIME — MEDIA, BUT AT THE SAME TIME —
ACTUALLY, AIDI HAD A GROUP OF ACTUALLY, AIDI HAD A GROUP OF
TEENAGE GIRLS COME IN LIKE A TEENAGE GIRLS COME IN LIKE A
FOCUS GROUP, AND ONE OF THEM FOCUS GROUP, AND ONE OF THEM
SAID, PLEASE DONT THINK YOU SAID, PLEASE DONT THINK YOU
HAVE TO PUT A BUNCH OF SOCIAL HAVE TO PUT A BUNCH OF SOCIAL
MEDIA IN IT FOR US TO GET IT. MEDIA IN IT FOR US TO GET IT.
WE LIVE IT, WE GET IT. WE LIVE IT, WE GET IT.
>>YOU WANT THE STORY TO BE A>>YOU WANT THE STORY TO BE A
GOOD THING. GOOD THING.
>>YEAH.>>YEAH.
THIS IS NOT AS DRAMATIC. THIS IS NOT AS DRAMATIC.
>>YOUVE GOTTEN A LOT OF AWARDS>>YOUVE GOTTEN A LOT OF AWARDS
AND NOMINATIONS FOR THINGS. AND NOMINATIONS FOR THINGS.
IN THIS WORLD GETTING TONY IN THIS WORLD GETTING TONY
NOMINATIONS, 12 OF THEM, HOW NOMINATIONS, 12 OF THEM, HOW
IMPACTFUL WAS THAT? IMPACTFUL WAS THAT?
>>WE HEAR YOU CRIED.>>WE HEAR YOU CRIED.
>>I DID.>>I DID.
I CRIED AT THE GYM, WHICH I KEEP I CRIED AT THE GYM, WHICH I KEEP
SAYING BECAUSE IM TRYING TO GET SAYING BECAUSE IM TRYING TO GET
TWO FREE MONTHS AT THE GYM. TWO FREE MONTHS AT THE GYM.
>>IM SURE THEYLL DO IT FOR>>IM SURE THEYLL DO IT FOR
YOU. YOU.>>WE ALL START DOING, LIKE,
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS AND COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS AND COMMUNITY
THEATER IN OUR TOWN. THEATER IN OUR TOWN.
ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WHEN I GREW ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WHEN I GREW
UP, THERE WAS NO YOUTUBE. UP, THERE WAS NO YOUTUBE.
IT WASNT ABOUT CAMERAS, IT WAS IT WASNT ABOUT CAMERAS, IT WAS
TRYING TO BE IN PLAYS. TRYING TO BE IN PLAYS.
I DIDNT REALIZE HOW MUCH IT I DIDNT REALIZE HOW MUCH IT
MEANT TO ME UNTIL I CRIED IN THE MEANT TO ME UNTIL I CRIED IN THE
GYM, AND I DIDNT REALIZE I MUST GYM, AND I DIDNT REALIZE I MUST
HAVE BEEN WALKING AROUND LIKE HAVE BEEN WALKING AROUND LIKE
THIS FOR MONTHS, AND I WAS LIKE, THIS FOR MONTHS, AND I WAS LIKE,
OH, OKAY. OH, OKAY.>>ALSO THE FACT YOUR HUSBAND –>>ALSO THE FACT YOUR HUSBAND — ITS A LABOR OF LOVE FOR THE TWO ITS A LABOR OF LOVE FOR THE TWO OF YOU. OF YOU.>>YES.>>YES. WE WROTE THE SCORE WITH NEIL WE WROTE THE SCORE WITH NEIL BENJAMIN. BENJAMIN. IM BEYOND EXCITED FOR HIM AS
WELL.YOND EXCITED FOR HIM AS WELL.>>WILL WE EVER SEE A TINA FEY
CAMEO IN THIS?R SEE A TINA FEY CAMEO IN THIS?
>>IF TICKET SALES REALLY DIP.>>IF TICKET SALES REALLY DIP.
MY FRIEND KAREN GARDNER, WE ARE MY FRIEND KAREN GARDNER, WE ARE
JUST FRIENDS FROM A LONG TIME, JUST FRIENDS FROM A LONG TIME,
MOM FRIENDS FROM THE MOM FRIENDS FROM THE
NEIGHBORHOOD. NEIGHBORHOOD. SHE PLAYS ME AND AMY POEHLER AND
ANNA GASTIRE –D AMY POEHLER AND ANNA GASTIRE —
>>AND PEOPLE DONT REALIZE ITS>>AND PEOPLE DONT REALIZE ITS
HER. HER.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>AND PEOPLE ARE EXCITED
BECAUSE GUESS WHO IS COMING BACK BECAUSE GUESS WHO IS COMING BACK
TO “SNL.” TO “SNL.”
>>YES!>>YES!
IM GOING TO HOST. IM GOING TO HOST.
MAY 19. MAY 19.
>>THATS ROYAL WEDDING DAY.>>THATS ROYAL WEDDING DAY.
>>SO THAT SHOULD BE SOMETHING,>>SO THAT SHOULD BE SOMETHING,
RIGHT SNT MEG RIGHT SNT MEG
RIGHT? RIGHT?
MEGHAN MARKLES GRANDMA? MEGHAN MARKLES GRANDMA?
>>SHE COULD HAVE SOME WEIRD>>SHE COULD HAVE SOME WEIRD
AMERICAN RELATIVES. AMERICAN RELATIVES.
>>YES!>>YES!
>>DO YOU STILL GET BUTTERFLIES>>DO YOU STILL GET BUTTERFLIES
GOING ON THE STAGE AT “SNL”? GOING ON THE STAGE AT “SNL”?
>>THE BIGGEST THING THAT MAKES>>THE BIGGEST THING THAT MAKES
ME THE MOST NERVOUS IS WALKING ME THE MOST NERVOUS IS WALKING
OUT FOR THE MONOLOGUE IS JUST TO OUT FOR THE MONOLOGUE IS JUST TO
NOT FALL. NOT FALL.
I HAVE ALMOST FALLEN TLIKLIKE TH I HAVE ALMOST FALLEN TLIKLIKE TH
TIMES. TIMES. IM ALWAYS IN A GIANT HEEL WHICH IM ALWAYS IN A GIANT HEEL WHICH I CANNOT DO. I CANNOT DO. ITS DOWN THE STAIRS TO THE
FRONT.WN THE STAIRS TO THE FRONT. ONCE IM OVER THAT, THEN IM
GOOD.IM OVER THAT, THEN IM GOOD. AND DONNA RICHARDS IN MAKEUP.
SHE REALLY CARRIES ME FROM PLACE SHE REALLY CARRIES ME FROM PLACE
TO PLACE. TO PLACE.>>WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOU.
>>OVER THE MOON.Y FOR YOU.>>OVER THE MOON.
>>THANK YOU FOR NOT PUTTING US>>THANK YOU FOR NOT PUTTING US
IN YOUR WINE MOVIE. IN YOUR WINE MOVIE.
>>ILL DO WHAT I CAN.

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