Tina Fey's Body Hair Mantra: 'Remove It Only When Necessary'

The actress is getting ~real~ about her beauty routine

Tina Fey is one funny lady. You know this from her years on
Saturday Night Live
and 30 Rock. So of course, during her promotional tour for her new film with BFF Amy Poehler, Sisters, she’s keeping us laughing (and then being like, yeah, that’s too real) in her latest interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, where she talks about about Hollywood’s beauty standards and one celeb-loved treatment she’s just not into: hair removal.

Sebastian Kim/The Edit

Sebastian Kim/The Edit

Her beauty mantra? “Remove your body hair only when necessary,” she said. “Body hair is a constant annoyance. Mostly I just let it be. Until I have to go into a professional situation, and then I have to shave from head to toe.”

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Fey also admitted to The Edit that while growing up, she used comedy to compensate for what she perceived as only average looks — which had mixed results for her.

“For me it was about hitting age 13 and realizing, ‘OK, I’m not going to glide by on looks. I’m a normal-looking person, but that’s not going to be where my bread is buttered,'” she said. “The desire to be funny — because you are never actually quite sure if you really are funny — is a coping mechanism, another way of ingratiating yourself.”

But, she adds, most adolescent boys aren’t big fans of funny girls. Go figure. “When you’re 13 and trying to be funny around boys, you end up mocking them and it backfires,” she explains. “You terrify them.”

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Tina Fey The Edit

Sebastian Kim/The Edit

Now, it seems like everyone can agree she’s hilarious, but there are always those trolls in the corners of the internet trying to take her down. But as anyone who read Bossypants knows, she has no time for that.

“Steer clear of the internet and you’ll live forever,” Fey jokes. “We did an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode and the internet was in a whirlwind, calling it ‘racist,’ but my new goal is not to explain jokes. I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, they need to speak for themselves. There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.”

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–Sarah Kinonen

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