Oprah: What's it like to work with your husband?
Tina: We're not literally together all day. That would make anybody crazy. But it's a good situation because we work toward the same goal. Although maybe I'm the one saying it works because I'm the boss! You should ask him. Last year he did have an issue with a particular story for the show. He was like, "Listen, I'm going to tell you something because nobody tells you no—I don't like this."
Oprah: You've reached that point where nobody tells you no?
Tina: At some point, you realize that people might be laughing at your jokes because they're afraid not to laugh. That's why I still have Lorne as a partner on 30 Rock. He'll tell me if he doesn't like something.
Oprah: Do you feel like the big star that everybody says you are?
Tina: Not exactly. One day last week when I was writing, I was in my sweatpants, exhausted, and I realized I'd just eaten six Kit Kats in 10 minutes.
Oprah: Kit Kats are your drug of choice?
Tina: Actually, it's usually doughnuts. When I have a day when my hair is dirty and I'm tired, my friend Kay sings this little song she made up [Tina sings]: "TV star, livin' the life, just like Jennifer Aniston!" My life is not at all like Jennifer's. I never walk the dogs on the beach. I'm never in St. Bart's. I'm never on a yacht.
Oprah: There are never photographs of you smooching with Jeff?
Tina: Noooo! [Laughing.] We have a good life—we just don't have a famous person's life.
Oprah: Do you want that life?
Tina: It's great to have people be nicer to me than they would be if I weren't famous. But the new level of fame that came from the Palin thing makes me anxious. I don't love it that people recognize me all the time.
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