Tina Fey

… Tina Fey, Actor

Tina Fey recently participated in a conference call to promote tonight’s (Thursday, April 10) return of her award winning comedy, 30 Rock. In one of her statements, Fey mentions whom she would really like to work with:

“I still want Oprah to play my best friend. I want to spend time with Oprah and I don’t know what I need to do to make that happen. So just Oprah, really.”

In the days following, this statement spread quickly via internet news sites and even television programs. Check out these popular sites that found it worthy of their headlines:

New York Magazine: Tina Fey Launches Public Campaign to Befriend Oprah
Access Hollywood: Tina Fey Wants Britney, Oprah, & a Show-mance with Peter Dinklage

My wife even called me when she saw the statement displayed on television by Pat O’Brien of The Insider. Why was this a big deal to me?

Well, the TwoCents is proud to say we are the ones who asked the question.

TheTwoCents: Hi Tina. How are you?

Tina Fey: Good. How are you?

TTC: I’m great, thanks.

TTC: Can you please tell me the meaning behind the framed photo of the two thermostats sitting behind Liz Lemon’s desk? Where did you get it?

TF: I could find out for you where it’s from. That was put there by our very talented set dressers and I guess it’s supposed to look like comic boobs. I guess the thinking was just that it’s a piece of art that Liz Lemon purchased somewhere.

TTC: I thought maybe there was some kind of a connection to you and it had a hidden meaning.

TF: There’s just no hidden meaning there. I’m sorry to tell you that.

TTC: No, that’s okay. Also, is there anyone that you haven’t been able to work with yet? You’ve worked with so many people on SNL and 30 Rock. Is there anyone that you want to work with that you haven’t had a chance to yet?

TF: We’ve been so lucky. I still want Oprah to play my best friend. I want to spend time with Oprah and I don’t know what I need to do to make that happen. We’ve been super lucky to have people like…well, here’s another guest star that we’ve got coming up — that was an amazing honor to work with, Tim Conway. He is going to be in, I believe, our second episode back.
So things like that that are just people you idolized growing up – be it Paul Reubens or Tim Conway, or Isabella Rosellini. We’ve just had a lot of luck so far. So just Oprah, really.

TTC: Okay, Oprah. Well I hope to see her on the show soon and thank you so much for your time.

TF: Thank you.

Don’t forget to tune in tonight to an all-new Episode of 30 Rock at 8:30 PM EST on NBC.