Tina Fey: How to Balance Kids & Work (Hint: Skip the Yoga)

Tina Fey does it all, seriously (without taking it too seriously). Her role as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock is just one of her jobs - add mom, wife, writer, producer, and movie star to the list. How on earth does she find time to look gorgeous? Well, she's certainly not following the beautification path of some female stars. Read on to find out why she's not down with Botox, has no time for yoga, and how she balances work and family. And don't miss the photos from her Harper's Bazaar cover shoot and full interview.

On Her Career Explosion:

Tina is, as Hollywood would refer to her, a hyphenate - actually, more of a hyphen-hyphenate. "My last couple years at SNL," she recalls of the show, which she left in 2006, "I said, 'I'll just throw everything out there. I'll try to get pregnant [Alice], try to write a movie [Mean Girls], and try to do this development deal [30 Rock].' Everything of the three happened."

Why Yoga Can Wait:

"Work, come home, play, kid bounce, work again, go to bed." She has thought about yoga, even done it a couple times. "But," she notes, "even yoga classes go on 80 or 90 minutes." Not for Tina the ethos of Gwyneth Paltrow or Madonna, with their two hours plus of bendiness a day. "You will still die," she observes. "I'll do grave yoga. Someone can come and stretch me in my grave."

Botox? No Thanks:

On the rituals of beautification, Tina, who has a facial scar from a childhood attack (when she was five, she was assaulted outside her Philadelphia home), says, "You can point any kind of laser at my face, but I don't think Botox is for me. I think it is bad. People who have too much, they look like their faces are full of candles - a shiny, shiny face."

What Her Hair Really Looks Like:

Keeping her hair looking television appropriate is another time suck. Tina had a blowout today but stresses, "When I am not shooting, my hair looks like a Halloween wig." She lapses into an impersonation of a hair stylist: "'I hate to tell you this, but it's because you are shooting all the time. You know those old actresses that are bald?' And I shoot 200 days a year."

Plus, Tina shares why Liz Lemon and Carrie Bradshaw would totally hit it off -- and more -- in her interview.


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