Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are promising to be on their best behavior at the Golden Globes Sunday night.
The Saturday Night Live alumnae are returning for their second year as hosts after a well-received stint at last year’s ceremony.
Poehler said she and Fey weren’t going to be too mean with their jokes.
“That’s not really our thing,” Poehler said. “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 (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) about what we were going to do.”
Fey added, “If it seems like it’s not too harsh, you hope it’s right. But you don’t know until it comes out of your mouth. Last year, we tried to err on the side of hardly saying anything and just going backstage. That was our strategy; don’t be out there.”
Although the pair’s hosting turn was critically acclaimed, Taylor Swift wasn’t particularly happy with one of Fey’s joke. Fey said, “Taylor Swift, you stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son. Or go for it. No, no she needs some me time to learn about herself.”
Swift said there was a “special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Amy Poehler said she felt bad that the young singer was upset, but that if she is going to hell, it would be for other reasons. “Mostly boring tax stuff,” she said.
Tina Fey, on the other hand, didn’t think Swift should have been upset.
“If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron,” she said. “I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke.”
In October, it was confirmed that Fey and Poehler would return to the host the Golden Globes this year and next year. Their appearance last year brought in 19.7 million viewers, up 17 percent from last year.
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