Whoa — rude alert! Tina Fey may be really close to most of her ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast mates, but it hasn’t always been that way. She just revealed to Howard Stern that one actually called her a ‘c–t’ when she was the head writer!
Tina Fey may have paved the way for women comedians, especially on Saturday Night Live, but that doesn’t mean that she’s always received the respect she’s deserved. When she was the big boss, the 45-year-old revealed that one cast member — who she now “loves so much” — actually went off on her and called her one of the worst names in the book. Listen to her interview with on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show here!
Tina admitted that she found out that one of the comedians had called her the c-word, and well, she wasn’t too thrilled. Naturally, Howard Stern pressed her on who it was and she definitely didn’t want to say, since they had made up afterward. Naturally, she later did reveal — it was actually 56-year-old Colin Quinn, who also sat at SNL‘s “Weekend Update” desk.
“I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on,” she said. “I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over, ’cause it was very random. I was like ‘What?’ He left me a message and he said that . . . I couldn’t even guess why. Usually if someone calls you that, you’re like, ‘I know what I did.’”
Naturally, she did say she now loves him and even invited him to star on her show! “I asked Colin to be on 30 Rock like three times after [he called me that], and he turned me down every time,” she said. “I saw him on Girls after that, and I’m like, ‘He’s dead to me!’ We’ve since reconnected at the SNL 40th actually, and we’re good.”
Update: Colin Quinn tweeted an official statement on Dec. 14. “It’s all true,” he wrote. “I have used profanity when I’ve been angry at people. When I was wrong ( as with Tina) I’ve said sorry to them.”
Listen to the interview here: