Tina Fey is the cover girl for the April issue of Ladies’ Home Journal Magazine. Inside her interview with the mag the “Admissions” actress chats about things like humor, haters and her daughters.
On humor being important in life: “Humor is a great coping mechanism in real life. I know things are getting stressful if I lose my sense of humor in any situation. Part of being successful is being a good collaborator — and being smart enough to find the right people to work with.”
On instilling healthy body images for her daughters: “One specific thing is I try not to speak badly about my own body or food things in front of them. And I never talk to them about their bodies in terms of anything but being healthy. Last winter Alice wanted to eat more and more holiday candy. I said, ‘Pace yourself, I don’t want you to throw up.’ I said that because I was a big barfer as a kid. But our babysitter misheard me and she said, ‘That’s right, you don’t want to blow up. You don’t want to get big and fat!’ That’s when you realize no matter how much you try to guide your children, they will always encounter other people’s weird messages.”
On dealing with haters: “When I was younger too much of my self-worth was invested in what other people thought. Mostly I cared what they said about my work — I didn’t care what they said about me personally. Though a critic once reviewed a movie I was in and said I was horse-faced. I didn’t like that. Later on I saw him at a restaurant. I felt like walking over to him and saying, ‘Neighhhhhhhhhhhh!’”