Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Preview the Booze-Soaked, (Possibly) Bust-Baring Golden Globes
If a recent interview with this year’s Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler is any indication, Sunday night’s show (NBC, 8/7c) is going to be a real good – and possibly pixelated — time.
“Because it’s such a fun, sloppy night, it’s not really about the host giving any kind of big comedy performance,” Fey explained to reporters during a conference call Wednesday. “We sort of feel like our job is to keep things moving and to help get the movie stars more liquored up so hopefully, someone’s boob will fall out of a dress. That’s our main role.”
The 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation leads gave a tongue-in-cheek riff on their plans and preparation for the live broadcast, as well as who might just join them on stage. (“We have a lot of spontaneous things planned,” Fey jokes.) Read on for more of the funny.
HOW THEIR GLOBES GIG CAME ABOUT
TINA FEY | It was originally going to be the car from Transformers.
AMY POEHLER | It was going to be one of us and the car from Transformers. And then the people decided the car from Transformers was too big to fit into the place.
FEY | They hadn’t thought about that there wasn’t a door large enough in the venue to get the car from Transformers in there.
WHO’LL THEY’LL RECRUIT FOR BITS
FEY | We have the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.
POEHLER | And we’re going to drag the cast of Cheers up there. So far, those are our two ideas.
FEY | We should really start working.
ON PREVIOUS HOST RICKY GERVAIS
FEY | Thank God the reign of tyranny of two years of a male host has come to an end. We have waited too long to see this change.
HOW YEARS OF IMPROV PREPARED THEM WELL
FEY | I think part of our improv training will be that if a drunk person wanders on stage, we’ll know how to handle it.
POEHLER | I think we’ll try to keep it loose. It’s nice to be able to do this show with Tina because I know that if all else fails, we’ll make something up on the spot.
WHAT THEY’LL WEAR
FEY | I’m going to wear one costume from each of the nominated films, beginning with Django [Unchained] and ending with a different character from Django.
POEHLER | All of my clothes are always tear-away, no matter what I’m wearing.
WHAT THEY’RE ROOTING FOR
FEY | I really really enjoyed Silver Linings Playbook. I thought the acting was great and it’s also shot in my [old] neighborhood and I used to go to that diner all the time. So it was very special to me. Also, I have deep-seated mental problems.
POEHLER | Silver Linings Playbook. Bradley Cooper, who is an old friend and who pointed out to me the other day that 12 years ago we shared a bunk at Sundance for a movie called Wet Hot American Summer – and by “sharing a bunk,” it is a euphemism – and his performance was so good in that movie.
ON THE GLOBES’ BOOZY REPUTATION
POEHLER | It is the only awards show where there’s drinks at your table. It doesn’t take much.
FEY | And somehow, no matter what time you get there, you always just miss the food. I think it’s a scam. I don’t think they make any food… You get there, and there’s just booze on the table and a box of candy and that’s it. And all the women haven’t eaten for days, so they have half a glass of wine, and they’re gone.
AND WHAT THEY’LL QUAFF
FEY | I’m sure I will not drink any alcohol until the show is over, and then I will drink half a glass of alcohol. And that’s enough to put me away.
POEHLER | I’m going to pub-crawl it all the way to the venue. I’m going to try to take a two-hour blackout nap before we start, and then as soon as the show’s over I’m going to go on a 10-day juice cleanse.
FEY | I’m going to start a really aggressive awards-season workout routine in the middle of the show.
WHAT IF ONE OF THEM HAS TO ACCEPT AN AWARD?
POEHLER | We’ve been too busy prepping, so we haven’t even thought about that. And if either one of us does win, we’ll already have been talking at that point for a while anyway so people will be sick of our faces. So I’m sure we’ll keep it short and sweet. Or, screw it. You know, if we’re hosting. We can go as long as we wanted, just cut into other people’s time.
FEY | And just say, “You can’t cut me off, because this is technically part of my hosting thing.” If you win, Amy, you could just talk forever.