Tina Fey Reveals That It Was Colin Quinn Who Called Her The C–Word

Quinn has since admitted his wrong and the two have made up

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It was never a secret that art was imitating life in a 30 Rock episode when Liz Lemon – played by Tina Fey – is called the c–word.

What was kept secret was who inspired “The C-Word” episode. However, Fey let the cat out of the bag on Monday in an interview on The Howard Stern Show, revealing that former SNL star Colin Quinn was the one who used the profanity against her.

“I love him so much,” Fey, 45, said. “I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on, and I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over. It was very random. I was like, ‘What?!’ He left me a message and he said that.”

Since the interview aired, Quinn, 56, has admitted to the story and apologized. He took to Twitter on Monday to release a statement.

“Statement: It’s all true. I have used profanity when I’ve been angry at people. When I was wrong (as with Tina) I’ve said sorry to them,” he tweeted.

While its unclear when Quinn privately apologized to Fey, she insisted that two had already made up, despite her never understanding why she was called the curse word in the first place.

“I couldn’t even guess why. Usually, if someone call you that, you’re like, ‘I know what I did,” she told Stern. “We’ve since reconnected, at the Saturday Night Live 40th, actually, and we’re good.”

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