‘SNL’ Alum Tina Fey Had the Awkward Job of Telling Sylvester Stallone To Enunciate His Lines

Tina Fey came together Saturday Night Live as a writer in 1997, releasing her first album of the 26th season. On the way for female comedians such as Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, Fey from the design and writing team appeared as one of SNLthe top talents.

As the newbie set during season 23, Fey was asked to give some guidance to a Hollywood superstar who may have been taken in the wrong direction.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of 'Saturday Night Live'
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of ‘Saturday Night Live’ | Dana Edelson / NBCU / NBCUniversal Photo Bank via Getty Images

On the first day at ‘SNL’ for Tina Fey came the writer’s block

In her 2011 book Bossypants, Fey recalled the day she started the NBC flagship show, and the heavyweight Hollywood that served as a guest.

“My first presentation as a writer at Saturday Night Live was September 27, 1997, ”she wrote. “The guest was Sylvester Stallone. This was the first time I saw a real movie star nearby. Real movie stars look different from regular people. They are often slightly smaller and usually have better teeth, shoes and watches than anyone else in the room. ”

Although a seasoned writer, Fey was hitting a wall when it came to coming up with stories.

“Stallone was without the surface,” said the Date Night write a star. “It couldn’t have been easier about it. It is my opinion that this was not the first time in his career that he received that note. I went back outside and let out my sharp cheeks. ”

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