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Stop Asking Tina Fey To Save Everything In Entertainmet

03/18/2013 11:43 am ET

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Tina Fey explained why she won’t consider taking over Saturday Night Live when Lorne Michaels decides to step down. "I feel like SNL is so defined by Lorne's taste and his sensibility," she said. "When he wants to stop, it should just stop.” In February, after Seth MacFarlane's sexist, unfunny turn at the Academy Awards, Fey said she wouldn't be interested in rescuing that particular plagued institution either. “I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman—the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone," she said.

It's understandable that people want Tina Fey to swoop in and save the day. She's a well-regarded woman in Hollywood, she's freed up now that 30 Rock is over, and she and Amy Poehler were the rare hosts to actually ace their gig at the Golden Globes. But the idea that Fey should be the person who sets right events like the Oscars or shows like Saturday Night Live is lazy and unfair to her as an independent creator.

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