Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are reuniting once again for the film, Sisters, and to celebrate the occasion, they both stopped by the Tonight Show to get together with former SNL co-star Jimmy Fallon. The three of them played a game, wherein they revealed surprising, little-known things about themselves, and Poehler talked about the time she gave Yoko Ono a hand.
Amy says she ran into Ono in the street under rather strange circumstances, but decided to help her out.
“She was in the middle of the street. Maybe it was an art project, but I don’t know,” Poehler said.
Amy and Tina have been friends for a long time, dating back before Saturday Night Live to their days at Second City, but Amy says there are a lot of things she doesn’t know about her bestie from before they met. It all made for very entertaining television, either way.
Poehler is coming off the massive success of her Pixar film, Inside Out, in which she plays ebullient character Joy, and said recently that she felt so lucky to work on the movie because she was basically being paid to be happy all the time.
“This movie is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s unlike anything Pixar has ever done. We’ve been working on this for several years, and I’ve basically been paid for being happy. I feel like at the end of the day I’m going to be handed a bill,” Poehler said.
Her next project with Tina Fey is a little different. The longtime friends play sisters who get together for hang time, only to find out their parents are selling their childhood home, a perfect scenario to host one last big party. The film also features SNL alum Maya Rudolph, as well as John Cena and James Brolin.
Amy Poehler said recently that her advice to young people looking to get into comedy is to get into it for the right reasons.
“If the goal is doing good stuff and working with your friends … if you’re doing that then you’re succeeding. If the goal is to be famous and make money – then you’re in real trouble. It happens rarely and when that is your goal – being famous and making money – then you’re not paying attention to the things that will make you money. It’s a long life. It’s a long process. It’s a hard business, this business doing comedy. It’s not for the weak. It’s not for the weak to be living in New York. It’s hard.”
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