Let's talk about the real-life diary that inspired Tina and Amy's new movie
We’re bouncing in our seats with anticipation over seeing Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in their second co-headlining comedy film, Sisters, out this Friday. In it, they portray siblings who throw one last party before their childhood home is sold, prompting the more mild-mannered sis (Poehler) to fall victim to shenanigans that are more run-of-the-mill for her wilder sister (Fey). Quite the role reversal from 2008’s Baby Mama, which saw Fey as the more responsible one and Poehler as the . . . well, less responsible one. It’s sure to be hilarious, and we can’t wait to see these two IRL BFFs team up on the big screen again.
Fun fact about the movie? According to a featurette for TIME, screenwriter Paula Pell based the story on a diary she kept as a 13-year-old that detailed her adventures with her own sister; Pell was the “more G-rated” of the two, while her sister was the more outgoing one on whom Fey’s character is based.
The clip itself is, much like the film’s stars, hilarious. It features Pell giving a brief background about what inspired her to use her diary as screenplay fodder. Fey, Poehler, and some of their costars – Samantha Bee, John Leguizamo (MY FAVE), SNL‘s Bobby Moynihan, and the legendary Dianne Wiest – also read excerpts from the diary, consequently getting us even more excited for how Pell’s words translate to the Sisters storyline. And as for the diary’s contents? Let’s just say they’d make Tina Belcher proud.
We applaud Pell for sharing her teenage diary entries in a world where some of us (not gonna name any names here . . . ) would die of embarrassment if anyone even found our old LiveJournal entries and MySpace profiles. That said, if Tina Fey and Amy Poehler read them out loud for the camera, maybe it actually wouldn’t be so bad.
Check out the entire adorable clip from TIME below, and join us in counting down the days until Friday. Star Wars who? (Just kidding, we’ll obviously be skipping work and having a double-feature.)
(Image via Sisters)