“But we’re not mean. That’s not really our thing. When you host a show you have to hopefully be funny at the top and set the tone for a really fun evening. When we did do it, it felt like it was pretty organic and there wasn’t a lot of stress from the HFPA about what we were going to do.” – Amy Poehler to The Hollywood Reporter
When asked if she feels pressured by the Globes to not be mean, Amy made it clear that they simply aren’t mean in the first place. And it’s true, no matter how many times Taylor Swift might say otherwise.
“We’re going to do most of Sweeney Todd but we’re going to fit it in so it seems like a natural part of the show. It’s exciting because we’re going to kill a bunch of movie stars. That doesn’t sound right at all.” – Tina Fey to The Hollywood Reporter
Given the success of The Sound of Music Live, a lot of people are wondering if there will be any musical numbers in this year’s show. Tina has a quite controversial suggestion.
“Amy: Television and film actors together. There’s always some kind of street fight.
Tina: Always a street fight. Always. Usually started by Ellen Burstyn.
Amy: Yep. And finished by her, let’s be honest.” – NBC interview
In case you need any more proof that Tina and Amy play off each other brilliantly, I give you this quote about what makes the Golden Globes different from other shows.
“In ten seconds or less: Because people wear pretty outfits and sometimes movies stars get drunk and then they talk.” – Tina Fey in NBC interview
When pressured to say why the Golden Globes are great in less than ten seconds, Tina really summed it up. Drunk people in pretty dresses are simply the best.
“How about this for a drinking game? Every time I drink, everybody at home should drink. And if Bryan Cranston speaks, everybody has to do a little bit of meth. Just a touch, because that’s all you need, just a touch.” – Amy Poehler to The Hollywood Reporter
Like last year, Tina and Amy offered their suggestions for a Golden Globes drinking game, and Amy’s is perfectly topical. Watch responsibly.