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Tina Fey Didn’t Want to Play Sarah Palin

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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 12:31 PM
According to a MSNBC article, Tina Fey dug in her heels when proposed with playing Sarah Palin:

On the Emmy red carpet, Fey revealed to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush she actually refused to play her political look-a-like when it was first proposed.

“I was fighting them all week on it,” Fey said. “I kept saying, ‘I don’t want to do it, I’m not an impressionist.’ I kept telling (‘SNL’ producer) Lorne (Michaels), ‘No! I’ll show up … I’ll do anything except play her. I can’t do it.’ Then, I was worn down. Lorne wore me down by the end of the week.”

Fortunately, Palin’s weird accent got her energized:

“Sarah Palin has a crazy voice. I would say, not since ‘Sling Blade’ has there been a person who’s really easy to imitate, so I got really lucky on that one,” Fey said.

Not since Will Ferrell played Janet Reno have I seen a politician so well defined on Saturday Night Live. Tina Fey is Sarah Palin. A benefit to a McCain presidency would be seeing her play Palin regularly.

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