Renowned comedian and actor Tina Fey graced the stage with the “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler for an event called In Conversation. It was held on the last night of the comedy festival “Netflix Is a Joke,” and the stars entertained fans by talking about their lives.
As part of the event, they picked papers with questions from a bowl and answered, as observed by the Hollywood reporter. Fey explained that the bowls contained categories of some questions, including ones from Twitter. They included “Would you rather?” s, among others, and “impressions that I bet you can do,” Fey said.
At one point, Poehler picked a question and asked Fey, “Who is the most famous person to ever hit on you?” After replying “Kevin Spacey,” she narrated the event.
Keep reading to know how it went.
Tina Fey Says Kevin Spacey Tried But Failed At Flirting With Her
After asking, Poehler joked that ex-presidential candidate John McCain had hit on her in the past. In reply to this, Fey told fans that Kevin Spacey, now 62, hit on her after hosting Saturday Night Live in 2006. Poehler then joked that Fey was “sort of his type,” “An Arizona blonde.”
Recalling the weird experience, 51-year-old Fey explained, “This is the kind of weird thing that used to happen to me. One time when he was hosting ‘SNL,’ at the after-party, it was late and Kevin Spacey tried to hit on me.”
She remembered looking at him at the after-party and wondering why he acted a certain way. “I was like, ‘Who is this for? Who is this little performance for?'” She also told the audience that Spacey “really blew it” and failed at flirting with her.
She gave no more details about the encounter, but Fey isn’t the only one with reservations about Spacey since he was accused of sexual assault a year after.
Spacey’s Career Got Hit With Major Scandal
The Oscar-winning actor was faced with several sexual assault accusations barely a year after he allegedly flirted with Fey. In 2017, multiple men came together at the peak of the #MeToo movement to call Spacey out on his actions.
This was inspired by now 50- year-old actor Anthony Rapp who claimed Spacey made advances to him when he was only 14. After this, about 30 other men came forward with their allegations, from harassment down to rape.
Shortly after, the star rendered “the sincerest apology” to Rapp in a statement on Twitter, referring to the encounter as “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” He also came out to fans as gay in the same statement posted in October of that year.
Fey Tried To Set Amy Poehler Up With James Marsden
Fey also revealed to Poehler that she tried to set her up with singer and actor James Marsden a while ago. Unfortunately, he rejected her. She noted that she wanted to link them up because they were both single.
She also explained that Marsden believed she was hitting on him personally and had no idea it was for Poehler. She narrated the encounter, “We were at the [Golden Globes or Emmys] and we were going to an after-party. I got it in my head that I was going to set you up with James Marsden.”
She continued, “I was walking out, and I was like, ‘Jimmy, you should come to our after-party.’ He’s like, ‘Oh, maybe I will,’ and I was like, ‘No, you should definitely come to our after-party.’ I was drunk.” Fey then added, “I realized in my drunkenness that he thinks I was trying to f–k him, and I’m a married lady, and he’s a gentleman. I wasn’t.”
Fey And Poehler Have Different Tastes In Men
The two friends went on to talk about their tastes in men and things they found attractive. After talking about several men, they realized they weren’t attracted to the same type of people, except one- John Travolta from the ’70s era. In reply, Poehler said, “He can get it.”
Sometime after, members of the audience shouted out the names of other male celebs, including singer Harry Styles. Fey joked that Styles looked like a “baby deer.” Fey and Poehler also settled on Henry Cavill. Poehler said, “Superman is our type.”
She also added that the whole talk show was about her and Fey “just talking about guys we find attractive.” Another celeb who was discussed was Jon Hamm. After they both noted he was like a brother to them, Fey admitted to fans that they had to kiss for an upcoming movie.