Monday 21 August 2017

Acting is a holiday for Tina Fey

Tina Fey said being a movie actor makes a nice change
Tina Fey said being a movie actor makes a nice change

Tina Fey has revealed acting in films feels like a holiday.

The Golden Globe winner - who is the brains behind the award-winning TV comedy 30 Rock and often writes for US sketch show Saturday Night Live - stars in new comedy movie Date Night with Steve Carell.

"This is like a wonderful vacation - if you've ever sat in a writers' room, it's the most disgusting, tortuous place, so it's a treat to be treated like a movie actor," she said.

"It was a luxury, to have a script come in that's in really good shape that you just get to be an actor for, was a delight.

"Shawn (Levy, director) was very inclusive of Steve and myself, because Steve's a writer too, in all the drafts so we had input the whole time but didn't have to do the actual labour."

Tina, who has also starred in films The Invention Of Lying and Baby Mama, considers herself a writer rather than an actress.

"I definitely think of myself still as a writer first, and feel like - with the lucky exception of this - any acting opportunity I've gotten is usually because I was writing on it," she added.

:: Date Night will be released on April 21.

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