Tina Fey has a great idea for bringing back '30 Rock' and 'Parks & Rec'
Tina had written the original 'Mean Girls' film in the year 2004 and helped adapt and bring it to Broadway this year
As Tina Fey hit the red carpet at the 2018 Tony Awards, she decided to share the status of a possible reboot of the beloved show '30 Rock'. Unfortunately, she did not have any good news regarding the reboot.
As reported by ET Online, Tina said that they are "nowhere" on the reboot but she had a clever idea. "Amy's (Poehler) willing to do a Parks & Rec reboot. Maybe we should just do a Liz Lemon, Leslie Knope spinoff."
During a recent appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', Tina was questioned the rumors surrounding a possible revival of '30 Rock' and confirmed that she was brainstorming for ideas regarding the possible reboot. "Here’s what I’ll say. We were on the red carpet for the Broadway opening [of Mean Girls] and someone was like, 'Would you ever do a 30 Rock reboot?’ And I was like, maybe. And, like, a little bit of that is on me. I must be so thirsty for Internet attention [that] I was like, maybe."
Tina was happy to talk about the real reason that she was on the show: 'Mean Girls'. Tina had written the original film in the year 2004 and helped to adapt it and bring to Broadway this year. Just like the original Mean Girls film, the Broadway adaptation has been an immense success.
Mean Girls was nominated for a stunning 12 Tony Awards and tied with Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical. Tina herself was also nominated for Best Book of a Musical for the non-singing parts of the musical. "It's such a great night. I can't wait to see our cast perform. You know, they're like children to us, because they're so young and so that's the thing I'm most excited about," she shared.
When it came to a possible follow up film, Tina revealed, "I think the original is just good how it is, you know?" Tina was given a lot of credit and praise for adapting the original film into a fresh musical which has kept up with modern teen culture. Tina has added new wit, wisdom, and one-liners which the fans loved.
As reported by the LA Times, "If you don’t dress slutty, that’s 'slut shaming' us," was an example of one of the one-liners that were used in the famous Halloween party scene. Popular characters and outsiders, "Too gay to function" Damien and his friend Janis, were turned into the musical's narrators and the audiences' cultural guides.
As for Regina George, the film's original bad girl, she was played by Taylor Louderman and has been nominated for best lead actress in a musical. The rest of the category includes Katrina Lenk in 'The Band’s Visit', Lauren Ambrose in 'My Fair Lady' and Jessie Mueller in 'Carousel'.
The star-studded event also saw the likes of Kerry Washington and Tiffany Haddish who looked absolutely incredible in silver outfits.
Tina won at the Drama Desk Awards for writing the original book for Broadway's 'Mean Girls' and she went on to thank 'SNL' guru Lorne Michaels for "being attached to this project for over 20 years."
Don't miss her interview with Jimmy Fallon below.