'Kevin Spacey tried to hit on me': Tina Fey recalls incident from 2006 'SNL' afterparty
When asked who was the most famous person to have hit on her, Tina Fey revealed it was Kevin Spacey
Actress Tina Fey, 51, revealed that she was once hit on by disgraced actor Kevin Spacey. On Saturday, May 7, when Fey appeared at the Netflix Is A Joke festival accompanied by her frequent collaborator Amy Poehler, 50, she was posed the question, "Who is the most famous person to ever hit on you?"
Fey claimed that Spacey, now 62, tried to make a move on her after hosting 'Saturday Night Live' in 2006, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
She said, "This is the kind of weird thing that used to happen to me. One time when he was hosting SNL, at the after-party, it was late and Kevin Spacey tried to hit on me," Tina said of Spacey who came out of the closet in 2017 and has been slapped with several allegations regarding sexual misconduct. She continued, "'I was like, "Who is this for? Who is this little performance for?"
According to The New York Post, Amy joked that Tina 'really blew it' when this was revealed. On the other hand, Amy claimed that the late Arizona Senator John McCain was once into her as he expressed certain interest. Fey told Amy, "You're sort of his type." and clarified, "An Arizona blonde."
Fey also spoke about her failed attempt to set up her former co-star James Marsden with Poehler. She said, "You were newly single, and I knew he was newly single. We were at the [Emmys or Golden Globes] and we were going to an afterparty. I got it in my head that I was going to set you up."
She said, "I was walking out, and I was like, "Jimmy, you should come to our afterparty." and he said, "Oh, maybe I will" when she responded, "No, you should definitely come to our afterparty." Ultimately, Marsden declined the invitation and Fey suspected it was maybe because he thought Fey was the one who wanted to get with him. Fey said, "I was drunk. Then he was like, 'I'm going to take off.' I realized in my drunkenness that he thinks I was trying to f**k him, and I'm a married lady, and he's a gentleman. I wasn't."
The duo who were fan-favorite hosts of the Golden Globes revealed what they loved about each other. Poehler said, "Tina is really, really good at quiet-talking in the moment. Women, you'll know what I'm talking about." She continued, "There are some people when stuff is going down, you go up to them and say, "Something's going down," and they say, "Where? Who? What? Why?" This b**ch knows how to talk [quietly] next to you. She's like a spy. She's so good. I trust you, Tina. That's what I love about you."