Tina Fey On It Being A ‘Terrible Time’ For Women In Comedy, Weighs In On Gender Inequality In Entertainment

Tina Fey spoke candidly, as usual, in an interview with Town & Country and replied with a surprising truthfulness about the challenges that women face in the entertainment industry, and more specifically the the comedy industry. Fey was quick to point out that she’s a bit tired of being asked the same sort of question in regards to women’s place in the world of comedy. Variety shares Fey’s words during the interview.

“Every single interviewer asked, ‘Isn’t this an amazing time for women in comedy?’ People really wanted us to be openly grateful – ‘Thank you so much!’ – and we were like, ‘No, it’s a terrible time.’ If you were to really look at it, the boys are still getting more money for a lot of garbage, while the ladies are hustling and doing amazing work for less.”

The SNL alum also noted that she and her Sisters co-star often get asked silly questions like whether they ever fight, the sort of questions that would be unlikely asked of a male actor and his co-star. Fey shared her response to this sort of query by reporters.

“We fight about the same things Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg fight about. Do you ask them that question?”

The comedian has been making the rounds press-wise due to the upcoming opening of her latest film, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which is loosely based on journalist Kim Barker’s experience as a reporter in Afghanistan. Her latest film opens on March 4, and is sure to be a hit.

Watch the trailer for Fey’s latest film.