I would have thought you'd be hard pressed to find anyone with a bad word to say about Tina Fey, especially as she's one of the few Hollywood minglers who seems genuinely down to earth. However, we can all be proved wrong, as Fey was coaxed into proving on this week's episode of SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show.
During the interview, Fey revealed that while she was the head scriptwriter on Saturday Night Live, one of her co-stars called her a 'cunt,' and it didn't take much prodding for her to reluctantly reveal who it was: the former Weekend Update anchor, Colin Quinn.
Why did he do it?
“I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on. I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over. Because it was very random. I was like ‘What?’ He left me a message and he said that . . . I couldn’t even guess why. Usually if someone calls you that, you’re like, ‘I know what I did.’”
So, basically, she has no idea.
Although this all sounds rather brutal, Fey assures us the whole C-word business is water under the bridge:
“We’ve since made up! This was [when I was a head writer]. I love him so much.
I asked Colin to be on 30 Rock like three times after [he called me that], and he turned me down every time. I saw him on Girls after that, and I’m like, ‘He’s dead to me! We’ve since reconnected at the SNL 40th actually, and we’re good.”
Listen to Fey's interview below:
Quinn has since confirmed Fey's comments via Twitter: