Tina Fey Claims She's Not a 'Crazy' Working Mom02/08/2011, Kelly Fisher, PopEater
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Tina Fey certainly knows a thing or two about juggling a successful career and being a mom. She opens up about the demands of working mothers in her article in The New Yorker, aptly titled 'Confessions of a Juggler,' according to Us Weekly.
Fey is mom to 5-year-old Alice, with husband Jeff Richmond, and writes that people often look at her with "accusatory eyes" when trying to figuring out how she does it all.
"Sometimes I just hand them a juicy red apple I've poisoned in my working-mother witch cauldron and fly away," she jokes in the article.
Perhaps her "working mom" struggles can be turned into a script?
"There's another great movie idea! Baby Versus Work: A hard-working baby looking for love (Kate Hudson) falls for a handsome pile of papers (Hugh Grant)," she writes. "I would play the ghost of a Victorian poetess who anachronistically tells Kate to 'go for it.'"
She continues, explaining the "dangers" of being a working mother.
"It is less dangerous to draw a cartoon of Allah French-kissing Uncle Sam ... than it is to speak honestly about [working moms]," writes the '30 Rock' star.
And what about the stigma attached to "older" women working in Hollywood?
"I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work," she writes. "The women, though, they're all 'crazy.' I have a suspicion that the definition of 'crazy' in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to f**k her anymore."