Tina Fey Refuses to Look Like Tootsie

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While Liz Lemon's signature look will always include a pair of black frame glasses (and an orange ring of Sabor de Soledad dust around her mouth), Tina Fey is far less dedicated to her spectacles. In fact, there are some situations where she actively goes out of her way to avoid them.


Fey tells Time Out London:

"Yes it's a fetishised object [glasses], but I don't feel like I have to wear them all the time any more. I try not to wear them if I'm wearing a gown... If I'm too dressed up with glasses, I tend to look like Tootsie."


Tootsie is CRAZY glamorous, but I understand resisting the comparison.

In the interview, Fey also touched upon the topics of comedy:

"Funny is more a journey. And a desperate attempt, it's not like growing up beautiful, where you can look in the mirror and be like, 'I'm beautiful!' You mostly know that you want to be funny – you know that you have the desire."

And her adorably creepy daughters:

"Our kids are both funny in different ways. They're inherently weirdos. The littler they are, the smaller the filter on their weirdness. The youngest – she's just pure, she says whatever she wants. Like if I tell her no to something – 'No, it's too late for cartoons, no more cookies today' – she will very sincerely try to choke me to death. She'll have her little tiny hands around my throat and I'll just be laughing."


Fey previously talked about her daughter's attempt at matricide on The Late Show and — TRUST — the story is even cuter when told in live-action.

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Any fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine? I couldn't find a good picture but I loved Stephanie Beatriz's glasses at the Golden Globes.