She may have won Emmys by the handful for 30 Rock Sunday night – and heaps of praise for her Sarah Palin impression on Saturday Night Live the weekend before – so who would have guessed that Tina Fey is a loser?
“If anyone’s seen my purse,” Fey, 38, announced in the Emmys pressroom backstage of her Mary Norton clutch, “I left it under my seat.”
But on to her winnings: Besides a writing Emmy for a 30 Rock episode titled “Cooter,” she also picked up awards for executive producing and acting on the show.
Asked the difference between her Emmys, she told reporters, “First of all, they look identical. Alec [Baldwin, who won for acting on the show, too] was just saying to me backstage that this means I can stop apologizing for being an actor and being on the show. He wants me to promise to stop apologizing.”
And the Emmy for best comedy series? “That one really belongs to everyone. So I don’t like it as much.”
On the topic of likes and dislikes, Fey said that when she hears the expression “President Palin,” she thinks to herself, “I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5.” To the gathered journalists she added, “So, if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me.”
Further pressed on what she thinks of her uncanny physical similarity to the GOP vice-presidential hopeful, Fey responded, “First of all, I was very resistant to acknowledge that there was a resemblance. Then my kid saw Sarah Palin on TV and said, ‘There’s Mommy.’ ”
• Reporting by CYNTHIA WANG