When you look at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as real-life friends and not as characters, it takes only a second to realize that these girls are real friends—not just “reel” friends. They share an amazing bond and are more like real-life sisters. They have enthralled the audiences with their indelible partnership and performances on “Saturday Night Live” and in movies like “Mean Girls” and “Baby Mama.”Their stint as hosts at the Golden Globes will always be cherished and remembered. The two ladies have always looked sisterly together.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler come together in R-rated ‘Sisters’
The two ladies are coming together in the new R-rated comedy, “Sisters” that will be releasing on Friday. “There’s been many times where I feel like Tina was the only other person I could talk to about being the star and producer and writer of your own television show on NBC. It just felt like a meeting of two, a lot of the times. It’s really nice to have that. And there’s a lot of ‘Do you think…?’If you eavesdrop on our conversations, there’s really weird language because we’re often quickly gossiping because we haven’t seen each other in awhile,” says Poehler.
“Sisters” is based on SNL writer Paula Pell’s life events and coming-of-age diaries. Tina Fey plays Kate, who is a hard-partying occasional hairstylist, and Amy Poehler plays Maura, who is a buttoned-up nurse. Both the sisters get the news that their parents are selling their childhood home. After this news, both of them vow to throw a last gasp rager at their old address. “Sisters” fights a huge battle on-screen, though. The movie goes up against “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the box office this weekend. Tina and Any have made a parody titled, “The Farce Awakens,” to equate the Star Wars hype with what they’ve accomplished with “Sisters.”
Memories to share and cherish
When asked about what character of “Sisters” they relate to the most, Poehler and Fey replied, “We felt like we were both Maura, pretty much. Neither of us was living on the edge.” Amy further said, “I threw a couple of parties at my house. My parents found beers in our washing machine. Somebody ripped down a towel bar from my bathroom and threw a basketball at someone and they ducked and it put a dent in our cheap plywood basement doors. Those two things I remember just being like, ‘I’m done! I’m dead!’”
The duo also discussed the way they organize their memories. While Fey flaunted her iPhone cover that had a sweet shot of her daughters, Alice and Penelope, Amy had a story to tell. “I did this thing for my son’s seventh birthday where I started making him a birthday book. So I just basically very lazily printed out off of my iPhone, 15 of my favorite pictures of us, and I glue-sticked them into a notebook and wrote things about him. He has it in his drawer,” said Amy, who is mom to sons Archie and Abel.