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Sister act

Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler answer women’s questions

By WITW Staff on December 18, 2015

Comic actor-writers Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are on the campaign trail with their new film Sisters, and sat down with Buzzfeed to answer a range of questions submitted by women — from whether to worry about being single at 29 (Fey: “About ISIS, yeah – not about that”) to the best advice they’d ever received (Poehler: “Strangers should be a little strange — which is ‘Be a little suspicious about people who are too friendly to you too soon…’”)

In Sisters, Fey and Poehler play grown-up chalk-and-cheese siblings who decide to throw one-last humdinger of a teenage-style party in their childhood home, after their parents decide to sell it. The pair have long worked together, but it was their comic turn playing politicians Sarah Palin (Fey) and Hillary Clinton (Poehler) on Saturday Night Live, ahead of the 2008 U.S. elections, that confirmed their appeal as a double-act.

Their combined-career highlight to date, argues the Guardian, has been the joint hosting of the Golden Globes, during which the pair’s unyielding commentary on everyday sexism — as well as in their own, celebrated industry — has drawn big laughs. Science-fiction hit Gravity showed “how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend another minute with a woman his own age,” they dead-panned, also observing that the dramatic weight-loss of 45lbs that Matthew McConaughey endured for his role in Dallas Buyers Club is just “what actresses call ‘being in a movie’.”

Watch the full Buzzfeed interview above and read the full story on the actors’ collaborations at The Guardian.