Tina Fey, comedian, actress, and screenwriter, admits to being a Regina George back in high school. Which means, when she wrote Mean Girls, much of that was based on her real-life experiences.
The Sisters star spoke with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit and revealed that in her pre-fame days she was the ultimate Plastic. “I was [the Mean Girl], I admit it openly.”
Fey, 45, reflects on her past and wonders what drove her to be a bully, “That was a disease that had to be conquered,” she said adding, “It’s another coping mechanism – it’s a bad coping mechanism – but when you feel less than (in high school, everyone feels less than everyone else for different reasons), in your mind it’s a way of leveling the playing field. Though of course it’s not.”
She also divulged that being funny was a bit of a coping mechanism 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.”
The two-time Emmy winner’s new movie, Sisters, was released yesterday. Fey teamed up with real-life BFF, Amy Poeler. The familiar duo play siblings who throw a party at their childhood home.