30 Rock Star Tina Fey Has Big News
But that's not Tina's only big news! She is also pregnant with her second baby.
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Tina devoted a chapter of Bossypants to her dilemma over whether to try to have another child. "You get to 40 and you think, 'Do I really want to do it, or is it because I'm running out of time?' Also, I thought 30 Rock would be canceled by now and I'd have time to do it," she says. "My husband and I decided that, rather than risk having the show end and in several years and feeling like part of our family was missing, that we were going to prioritize a family."
The other big decision was what to use for the book's cover. Tina settled on a picture of herself edited to look like she has the hands and forearms of a stocky, hairy man. Oprah says when she left it on her desk, people couldn't help but react to it.
"I know! The cover makes people so upset. For a picture that's not dirty or violent or anything," Tina says. "My dad goes, 'I do not like that cover.'"
Tina credits her time at SNL for teaching her how to be a boss. "I was the head writer at Saturday Night Live, and that's like trying to manage a bunch of 6-foot-tall guys who don't care about anything. You're trying to get them to do their work," she says. "And I learned a lot from Lorne Michaels, actually, about being a boss. One of the best things he ever told me was, 'Don't hire anyone that you wouldn't want to run into by the bathrooms at 3 in the morning because you're going to be there all night.' If a person talks too much or gets mad and throws stuff, don't hire them."
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Tina says impersonating Sarah Palin was one of the great joys of her career. "It was so fun because, one, I didn't even really work at the show anymore so I got to just come in on Saturdays," she says. "And I realized I'd done plays in Chicago; I'd been on improv teams where I was begging people to show up. I had never actually done anything people wanted to see. People actually wanted to see sketches about this lady. I remember trying to be in the moment and be like, 'Just enjoy this because this is crazy what's happening right now.'"
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