Tina Fey, the creator/writer/star of “30 Rock” and serial collector of showbiz awards, is on the cover of the March Vogue, the “power issue.” But she still insists she’s just a normal woman.
“I feel like I represent normalcy in some way, she tells the magazine. “What are your choices today in entertainment? People either represent youth, power, or sexuality. And then there’s me, carrying normalcy. [Pause] Me and Rachael Ray.”
Vogue’s story recounts some of the familiar milestones in Fey’s career — her rise at “Saturday Night Live” from writer to head writer/on-air performer and subsequent designation as the thinking man’s sex symbol — but she also talks a lot about the influence fashion and style have had on her life. A couple of highlights:
]]>On model standards of beauty: “People will say, ‘Oh, fashion magazines are so bad, they’re giving girls a negative message’ — but we’re also the fattest country in the world, so it’s not like we’re all looking at fashion magazines and not eating. Maybe it just starts a shame cycle: I’m never going to look like that model, so … Chicken McNuggets it is! And conversely, I don’t look at models who are crazy skinny and think I want to look like that, because a lot of them are gigantic, with giant hands and feet.”
On being interviewed for O magazine: “Oprah came to my apartment. Oprah and Gayle were in my apartment, and they stayed for hours. It’s like the most amazing thing that can happen to a white woman in the twenty-first century.”
On getting dressed: “I think women dress for other women to let them know what their deal is. Because if women were only dressing for men, there would be nothing but Victoria’s Secret. There would be no Dior.”
That and much more is in the March Vogue.
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