Alec Baldwin was ready to leave 30 Rock after the fifth season because he thought the show was in a steep creative decline. “It was the low point,” he tells the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. “Though even anemic 30 Rock writing is still better than everybody else’s writing. I go, ‘I’m going to get the f–k out of here, I’m done,’ because I’m an employee, I don’t have any say. So Season Five ends, and I’m saying ‘Next year, I’m done,’ then I come back, and Season Six is really good, we all had fun again.”
Around that time, Baldwin met his second wife and suddenly felt little desire to abandon his routine in New York. “F–k, I’ll stay here seasons Nine, 10 and 11,” he remembers thinking, noting that the show signed him for a possible Season 8. “I don’t think they wanted me,” he says. “They just wanted to know they had the option to have me.”
After an abbreviated seventh season, 30 Rock will now end on January 31st. Despite his eagerness to continue, Baldwin recognizes that the birth of Fey’s second child in 2011 made her life even more hectic. “Tina always had her antenna up,” he says. “But this year was the first time she came in and laid down on the couch on set, and you could tell, she’s a mom. She’s f–king wiped out.”
Exhaustion aside, Fey is extremely proud that 30 Rock stayed on the air for seven seasons despite low ratings. “I feel like we made a lot of good episodes of the kind of show that usually gets cancelled,” she says. “The kind where there’s 20 episodes and ‘only me and my hipster friends know about it.’ That part’s still true. But we made about 140 of them!”
Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for three-years in a row, and this year we finally got a change with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. So how did they do? I think they did GREAT. The opening monologue was hilarious! The bit about James Cameron was priceless.
I wish we would have seen more of them throughout the show, honestly. They only took the stage a handful of times, and I really wish we would have seen more from them!
I think they did amazing. I wish there would have been MORE MORE MORE!
In case you missed it, here is there opening dilougue!
After two years of Ricky Gervais as the host, the Golden Globes are looking to go in a different direction. It has just been announced that BFF’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 2013 Golden Globes!
Seth who? A couple of weeks after the Oscars landed MacFarlane, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has managed to top the Academy’s unconventional pick, booking two majorly funny stars for their show’s 2013 ceremony: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
HFPA’s president, Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly (along with dick clark productions and NBC) announced Monday that the actresses (and former Saturday Night Livecostars) will co-host coverage of this year’s Golden Globes, airing Sunday, January 13.
“The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action,” Takla-O’Reilly shared. “The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!”
“Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup,” Paul Telegdy, President of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Late Night Programming, added.
“Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing from their many years together on SNL to their successful co-starring roles in Baby Mama.”
I think they will be GREAT! I love both of them, and I think they will be hilarious!