Tina Fey, brilliant person and amazing writer, has worked up an unfortunate track record of reliably awkward magazine covers. For example. No, seriously. However, while watching the genuinely dreadful Emmy Awards ceremony last weekend, we were struck by how Fey looked so confident and relaxed (and beautiful!), because her usual red carpet appearances are plagued by the same kind of stiffness and visible discomfort as those magazine covers (which aren’t all completely bad, either). This is in no way a judgment of Fey–if we had to walk red carpets in skintight dresses while hundreds of strangers photographed us from every angle, our heart would explode from panic.
Anyway. In line with that Emmys look is Fey’s new Entertainment Weekly cover, featuring her all dressed up as uptown callgirl Holly Golightly–made famous, of course, by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
We think the cover is still a little awkward–somewhere in between the new look Fey displayed at the Emmys and before–but it sounds like the makeover is intentional: a sign of things to come on the final season of Fey’s great sitcom 30 Rock. She tells EW that her neurotic, stress-ridden protagonist Liz Lemon will undergo a “sexual awakening” (and also that Alec Baldwin‘s Jack Donaghy will have a Skype conversation with Ann Romney’s dressage horse Rafalca).
Also, everyone’s in favor of a Mean Girls musical, right?