February 12th, 2010
04:20 PM ET
Ok, admittedly, the picture of her in front of the New York City skyline in Mickey Mouse ears may not exactly be what most consider "normal," but Tina Fey swears she is.
The actress and comedienne is featured in Vogue's March issue, and she wants everyone to know that in a world run rampant by celebrity craziness, she's a champion for the average.
"I feel like I represent normalcy in some way," she said in the interview. "What are your choices today in entertainment? People either represent youth, power, or sexuality. And then there’s me, carrying normalcy.”
Well, okay, “me and Rachel Ray," Fey admitted.
But however normal she tries to be, that doesn't mean that everyone's a fan - especially after all of those Sarah Palin impressions that she did all through 2009
"People started projecting politics onto me,” she said. “There are people who hate me now because of that.”
Could part of that hate be because she and Palin are both women? Fey thinks it's a possibility.
"The weird thing is that when Darrell Hammond or Will Ferrell or Dana Carvey did an impersonation of a president, no one assumed it was personal," she said, "but because Sarah Palin and I are both women and people think women are meaner to each other, everyone assumed it was personal.”
The nature of female relationships also contributes to fashion, Fey said. "I think women dress for other women to let them know what their deal is. Because if women were only dressing for men, there would be nothing but Victoria’s Secret. There would be no Dior.”
Nor would there likely be any fashion magazines. Which, by the way, aren't as responsible for unhealthy body image as people think, Fey said.
"People will say, ‘Oh, fashion magazines are so bad, they’re giving girls a negative message’ — but we’re also the fattest country in the world, so it’s not like we’re all looking at fashion magazines and not eating," she said in the interview. "Maybe it just starts a shame cycle: I’m never going to look like that model, so… Chicken McNuggets it is! And conversely, I don’t look at models who are crazy skinny and think I want to look like that, because a lot of them are gigantic, with giant hands and giant feet.”
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