“It was in, like, the front yard of her house, and somebody who just came up, and she just thought somebody marked her with a pen.
That scar was fascinating to me. This is somebody who, no matter what it was, has gone through something. And I think it really informs the way she thinks about her life. When you have that kind of thing happen to you, that makes you scared of certain things, that makes you frightened of different things, your comedy comes out in a different kind of way, and it also makes you feel for people.”
Whether the mark really is “Marlene Dietrich noir glamour” or not, Tina Fey has survived unibrows, being uber frumpy, and a scarred face to boot. Doesn’t that make you love her more? It’s like a real-life Ugly Betty stuff with a great ending, especially when Hollywood agent Sue Mengers marvels that “suddenly, she’s become this sexy, showing-tit, hot-looking woman.”