The beloved NBC comedy 30 Rock premieres its seventh and final season tonight. In honor of the beginning of the end, Entertainment Weekly interviewed show creator and star Tina Fey for a cover story about everything from her start as a Saturday Night Live writer to the enduring success of Mean Girls to her friendship with Alec Baldwin.
The current issue is a must-buy for Fey fanatics, and its cover, featuring Fey dressed as Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is a must-frame. Indiewire gave us a taste of Fey’s extensive interview with Kristen Baldwin by putting together a few of the best quotes from the story.
Much of Fey’s interview relates to the role of women in comedy. She discusses her interest in writing great sketches for the female SNL cast, as well as what she sees as the sexist nature of changes made to Mean Girls to prevent an R rating: “I really do think it was because it was girls.”
Fey also gushes about her time at 30 Rock: “To be able to do a show with so many friends of mine and to be able to do it for this long is very lucky and is for sure a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”
Fey recently signed a four-year deal with Universal allowing her to create television series which she may choose to star in, so this final season of 30 Rock is not the last we’ll see of her unique humor.