Amy Poehler Teases Brand New Details About Her Tina Fey Reunion in "Sisters"
By Julie Miller
Seven years after their first big-screen collaboration — 2008's "Baby Mama" — Amy Poehler and Tina Fey reunite at the multiplex this December for another comedy, "Sisters." In it, the beloved "Saturday Night Live" alums play siblings who throw one final house party before their parents sell their childhood home. And in a new interview, Poehler describes the drunken debauchery her character indulges in on-screen.
"[My character] kind of loses her mind as the party goes on," Poehler tells Entertainment Weekly. "I got to break through ceilings and watch trees smash through houses and drunkenly mouth off to a cop. It’s fantasy camp for a 40-something-year-old woman."
In fact, the two stars logged so much time at the Long Island home where they were filming, that the house began to resemble the site of an actual throwback rager. "Just like in the movie it got progressively more trashed," the actress said. "By the end, it really did smell totally gross."
In the film, Poehler appears to play the more awkward sister, asking Fey permission to drink so that she, for the first time in their childhood home, can really party. Paula Pell, the veteran "Saturday Night Live" writer who penned the "Sisters" script, reveals that she based the sibling dynamic on her own relationship with her sister.
"My sister was three years older and foxy and her diary was always like, 'I went camping with Bill, I might be pregnant,''" Pell tells E.W. "Mine were always like, 'I changed the grit on my rock tumbler.'"
Last month while on "The Tonight Show," Poehler joked about why she and Fey were reuniting again now.
"When we were in Chicago, we ran into an old wizard who grabbed us by the wrists and told us that if we don't make a movie every seven years, we’re going to turn into witches," Poehler said. "And if you like us, and you like sisters, and you like us playing sisters, you're going to like 'Sisters.'"
As her final pitch, Poehler added, "It's basically a high-school party thrown by 40-year-olds."
"Sisters" opens in theaters on December 18.
And as Poehler reminded us during our Cannes interview with the actress, "The movie is coming out the same weekend as a little indie movie you probably haven't heard of called "Star Wars." So ["Sisters"] is going to crush at the box office."
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