Tina Fey might have made a living — and nabbed a few Emmys — by writing and acting as geeky gal Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, but on the November cover of Harper’s Bazaar, on sale Oct. 20, Tina ditches the glasses and slips into something decidedly more glamorous. All that success comes at a price, as Tina admits her schedule makes her feel sometimes like she’s “cracking up.”
In the intervew, Tina dishes on everything from cosmetic procedures, Sex and the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw, and those signature specs.
On Botox: “You can point any kind of laser at my face, but I don’t think Botox is for me. I think it is bad,” she says. People with Botox “look like their faces are full of candles — a shiny, shiny face. Festive. A holiday candle.”
On why Liz Lemon would be BFFs with Carrie Bradshaw: “Liz has little to no style and little to no sex drive,” she says. “Carrie would be very encouraging of Lemon and help her have more confidence.”
On her trademark specs: “I don’t wear them very much in real life because I need them to see only far away,” she says. “And I don’t wear them when I am dressed up, because then I would look like Tootsie.”
On her day-to-day schedule: “Work, come home, play, kid bounce, work again, go to bed.” Tina adds that she often writes 30 Rock on the way to the studio and is so overwhelmed that “sometimes I’ll be telling my husband [composer Jeff Richmond], ‘I think I’m cracking up.’”