The Force Is with Them: Sisters Stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Joke About Going Up Against Star Wars
"Well, we have a hashtag and we've started a social media campaign with #YouCanSeeThemBoth," Fey joked at a press conference for Sisters
It’s the battle of the box office ticket sales between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Sisters when both films hit theaters Dec. 18.
“Well, we have a hashtag and we’ve started a social media campaign with #YouCanSeeThemBoth,” Fey, 45, jokingly said at a press conference for the film in Los Angeles as Poehler, 44, adds, “You can see both. Hashtag.”
Costar Ike Barinholtz also gave an insightful analysis. “There’s like seven Star Wars, but there’s only one Sisters,” the The Mindy Project star said.
In the upcoming comedy, real-life BFFs Fey and Poehler – who went on to spoof the Star Wars–Sisters showdown in a hilarious video – play siblings who throw a house party before their parents sell their childhood home. Their long spanning friendship dates back to their beginnings at Chicago’s Second City Improv as well as their years at Saturday Night Live.
“None of us have sisters – all brothers – so I think, as a woman, you get lucky if you get to choose your family and sisters and people who knew you then, but you’re not related to them, so it’s easier,” Poehler describes of being “chosen sisters” with Fey.
And not only has Sisters brought Fey and Poehler together again, the film is a bit of a SNL reunion as Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Kate McKinnon all costar.
“We like working and feeding off each other. There aren’t a lot of ball hogs on our team, so that was really fun,” Poehler explains of the group dynamic. “There wasn’t a lot of feeling like we were competing and we were feeding each other ideas and thoughts, and I think that always makes for – certainly a better experience – but often times a better film.”
Adds Rudolph, “I am so lucky to be a part of this weird family that we have. I love other jobs and they’re great, but when you get to do it with people’s voice you know, that’s just delicious cake.”
Sisters will be released Dec. 18.