Tina Fey: 'Work won't visit you when you're old'
April 8th, 2011
10:53 AM ET

Tina Fey: 'Work won't visit you when you're old'

Though Tina Fey may be overjoyed that she's expecting her second child, the "30 Rock" star admits she debated whether to give her daughter Alice a sibling, reports People.

"Science shows that fertility and movie offers drop off steeply for women after 40," Fey writes in her new book "Bossypants," adding that she felt "stricken with guilt and panic" that her 5-year-old was the only kid in class who didn't have a brother or sister.

Fey, who is now five months pregnant, says she would "debate the second-baby issue" whenever she couldn’t sleep and would get up and study herself in the mirror. “Do I look like someone who should be pregnant?" she'd ask. "I look good for 40, but I have the quaggy jawline and hollow cheeks of a mom, not a pregnant lady. It's now or never. This decision can't be delayed."

Ultimately, Fey decided that having another kid was more important than her career.

"What's so great about work anyway?" she writes. "Work won't visit you when you're old. Work won't drive you to get a mammogram and take you out after for soup."

Meanwhile, Fey's career shows no signs of slowing down. Besides promoting her new book and starring on "30 Rock," she's set to return to her old stomping grounds, "Saturday Night Live," to host the show on May 7, reports TV Line.

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  1. Lennie Ross

    It's so sad that us women have to deal with the biological clock when it comes to our careers and our families! Men can have starring roles and get chicks pregnant 30 years younger than them. Did we get the short end of the stick?

    Lennie Ross
    http://lennierosswrites.com

    April 11, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. the real Sunshine Girl

    Weakling

    April 10, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. the real Sunshine Girl

    Losers! Especially, mad city babe

    April 10, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. eoeo ooooo

    but i didnt read anything on this blog so i dont really know. mooooooo.

    April 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. eoeo ooooo

    I agree 100 percent. You are speaking the truth.

    April 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mushmouth

    hey-b man-b I-b like-b Tina-b. But-b, it's-b hard-b to-b talk-b wif-b dese-b big-b lips-b. Damn!-b

    April 9, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Head Diva In Charge

    NY, NJ yoy clowns are all the same. As a southern gal with a big fat butt and three teeth (with my straw) I am a rocking and the head of all the beautiful people. Click on my link and read all about me. I like wine and my big butt.

    April 9, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Faker

    I iz ready to get bent over da countertop and take da monster jig-a schlong in me poop chute!! I love big dongs and I cannot lie....da other dudes like da pie. Not me I take da dong...I tell u it aint wrong. Make me schlob da knob...I grab dat big ol cob!!

    April 9, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Faker

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    April 9, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. EL DIABLO BUENO

    No puedo escritir en espanol. Yo soy un "butt pirate". Me gusto besar a el pene de los hombres. Me gusto tomar el pene en mi culo!! .....I am a freakin fairy and an anal ranger! Just let me schlob your knob!!

    April 9, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sunshine Girl

    I think Tina Fey is very funny. And if she wants to have another child at her age, more power to her. And whoever made that rude remark about Heidi Klum, you could only imagine, in your wildest dreams, that you were anywhere near as beautiful as she is. She looks incredible after all those kids. Congrats Tina, you deserve it.

    April 9, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  12. Beautiful Vixen

    Wooden..

    April 9, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Beautiful Vixen

    @Head Diva ..your point on your link just made you out like a drunk in some bar in the wooded swam. By the way, I'm from NJ. Enjoy your jar of $7.99 wine and hunting out rich men at your bar. Whatever that is in you swamp of the woods. At least in NJ/NY Metro we still have men with class and money.

    April 9, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rufus Leroy Washington

    Tina Fey, go away. You ain't that pretty anyway. You might be better off if you were gay. That's all I had for today.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Head Diva In Charge

    I'm not faking anything. I made it known why I was doing it in a few blogs. Maybe next time the bi**h would thing twice about bad mouthing people from other states. I'm doing it because I can and to be annoying..period! :)

    April 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. yeah

    you tell them mrs kool. you speak the honest truth.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. mrskool

    "Work won't visit you when you're old. " .... well, dont count on your kids visiting you either ! – Look at all the lonely old folks in the nursing homes and retirement places – its so sad ...

    April 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  18. EL DIABLO BUENO

    No Hablo Englais

    April 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. EL DIABLO BUENO

    Yo soy un bueno muchacha. Y tu ?

    April 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  20. EL DIABLO BUENO

    WEEEEEEEEEEINER Y DOOOOOOOOODY ES MUY BUENO.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. EL DIABLO BUENO

    TEEENA FAY PLAY WEETH MUCH DOOO DOOOO.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. EL DIABLO BUENO

    AHHH CHEEEEWAAWAAAA ! MULTIPLICASHUN TABILES MAKEES ME HEAD HURT !

    April 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  23. heidi

    is Ms. Hallie berry prejudice she sure sounds like it lately, concerning her ex hubby and son.how did she get the cutie
    ex. He now dating a which chick

    April 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Head Diva In Charge

    @Cupcake I bet you are a fat loser just by your name and here you are calling someone else fat. Go stuff more cupcakes in your ugly fat mouth piggy.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Faker

      I understand it takes less than zero guts to post trash talk online... with that being said you take it further and use someone else's alias... who are you trying to fool?

      April 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  25. cupcake

    Fey is smart but she has had alot of people that brazed the way for her. Which made her open that bigh mouth
    and say what she wants yrs. ago she would have been put in her place. Heidi Heidi, what has happened to
    you. you have gained weight lost your looks. You never were that cute anyways, but since you and steal
    got together, you went down the drain.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      I don't agree with anything you've said. But I do know you can't spell. Do you have brain damage or just uneducated.

      April 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Head Diva In Charge

    I think she is brave to do this. But I also don't think her career will suffer. She has enough to back up her talent, she doesn't have to be "Hollywood perfect".

    April 8, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      rethink your use of the word "brave"..........................this term gets thrown around a little to loosely!

      April 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  27. EL DIABLO BUENO

    She is just stoopid.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • @ EL DIABLO BUENO

      "Homework" is not the type of work she's talking about. Go back to your multiplication tables.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  28. EL DIABLO BUENO

    BUT WORK IS FUN ! WE CAN COME ON HERE AND TYPE STUFF LIKEVWEEEEEEINER AND DOOOOOOODIE !

    April 8, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

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