Amy Poehler Doesn’t Have Time for Stupid Golden Globes Questions

"OK, I see what you're doing, you're going to set up jokes. I'm not falling for that."

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Golden Globes are set to air Sunday evening and Amy Poehler, who is co-hosting with Tina Fey for the second time, has little patience for silly questions from reporters. In a Q&A with the Hollywood Reporter, Poehler comes off as snarky and short, refusing to be baited for jokes. Here are the snarkiest tidbits:

On the worst pitch she’s ever been given for an awards show joke:
You think I’m going to tell you a bad idea for a joke? You’re f—ing crazy. No! Honestly you’re just trying to figure out a fresh take on something. We like to leave a little space and air and sometimes that means having to think up a lot of different versions of the same joke or topic.

On whether NBC is pressuring Fey and Poehler to do the whole show as a live musical number, after the success of The Sound of Music:
OK, I see what you’re doing, you’re going to set up jokes. I’m not falling for that. I didn’t say any of that. I’ve worked at NBC for 12 years so I’m happy they had a successful night of TV.

On whether she’d accept $1,000 to wear Amy Adams’ racy outfits from American Hustle:
Oh eww, I don’t want to even answer this question. Pass. Next.

On Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar hosting performance last year:
It’s so hard to host. I don’t want to comment on anybody else’s performance. Why would you think that we would say anything about anybody’s performance if we’re getting ready to do our own? It’s a hard to job to host anything. Period.

On SNL‘s decision to add an African-American woman to the cast:
Ugh, I don’t want to talk about this. Pass.

On new rules for Fey and Poehler’s Golden Globes drinking game:
So now I’m just writing a joke for you that I might want to use for the show. How about this for a drinking game? Every time I drink, everybody at home should drink. And if Bryan Cranston speaks, everybody has to do a little bit of meth. Just a touch, because that’s all you need, just a touch.

Read the whole interview at the Hollywood Reporter

2 comments
constant815
constant815

Some of those questions, especially the one about Amy Adams in American Hustle, are just awful. I was embarrassed to see that the article and, I assume, the interview was done by a female reporter. But good on Poehler and Fey for not being taking the bait. I'm looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us this year.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Smart woman, this is why Tina and Amy are a success , they are both very smart women.