'30 Rock': Tina Fey explains working with actors, in case you still don't know she's Liz Lemon


With the release of her first book, the absurd-looking "Bossypants," fast approaching, Tina Fey has been lending her words to the New Yorker with a few essays. The most recent, "Lessons From Late Night," explores the "30 Rock" creator's relationship with "Saturday Night Live" honcho Lorne Michaels. And in addition to divulging a bit too much about the behind-the-scenes antics of male comedy writers -- Frank's "sun tea" is unfortunately rooted in fact -- it turns out Fey has to do just as much cajoling with actors as Liz Lemon. "Is the actor being asked to bare his or her midriff or make out with a Dick Cheney look-alike?" she writes in a passage on uncooperative actors. "Rather than say 'I'm uncomfortable breast-feeding a grown man whom I just met today,' the actor may speak in code and say something like 'I don't think my character would do that.' Or 'I've hurt my back and...



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