It’s funny (and rare) to behold a Q&A during which one half of the group being interviewed expresses repeated and vocal dismay about the questions being asked. Such is the case with Marisa Guthrie’s Hollywood Reporter conversation with returning Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The first sign of Poehler trouble follows a request from Guthrie to relay some of the worst awards show joke suggestions heard by this talented duo:
“You think I’m going to tell you a bad idea for a joke? You’re f—ing crazy. No! Honestly you’re just trying to figure out a fresh take on something…”
Poehler applies the brakes to the next question, jokingly framed around the recent NBC special The Sound of Music Live!:
“OK, I see what you’re doing, you’re going to set up jokes. I’m not falling for that. I didn’t say any of that. I’ve worked at NBC for 12 years so I’m happy they had a successful night of TV…”
From there, Poehler seems to have decided that a more painless course of action was simply to refuse to answer any objectionable questions. She takes a firm pass on two entreaties, one of which involves the remedied absence of a female black performer on SNL. Read the full Q&A here.
P.S. At press time, a majority of article commenters were siding with Poehler.