Tina Fey is a Bicycle Babe
Tina Fey is the latest cover model for Parade. The SNL-alum and 30 Rock star dishes on motherhood, the hard work that goes into a hit show and how her generation was ‘tricked’ into trying to have it all.
On not being able to have it all: “I think my generation has been slightly tricked in that you’re really encouraged to try to have it all. And sometimes your body will not let you wait as long as you want.”
On her 43-day maternity leave and return to Saturday Night Live: “I had to get back to work. NBC has me under contract; the baby and I only have a verbal agreement.”
On how she intends on capitalizing on her fame: “I often feel like a complete fool. I’m here laboring over this tiny show so much, and around me people are making money by the fistful. It’s like, ‘Oh, man, how can I turn my personality into a line of crappy products?’ Rachael Ray sells, like, spoons. I could sell pencils.”
And thanks to Fey and musical guest Carrie Underwood, Saturday Night Live had its highest rating in two years when it premiered this season on Feb. 23. That’s up 36% from the show’s pre-strike average!