Amy Poehler in Paper Winter 2014: Selfies Are Out of Control
The 42-year-old actress looked picture perfect in Louis Vuitton and Stella McCartney for the Walt Chin-shot front page while opening up about her most memorable moments on "Saturday Night Live" and her true feelings on social media.
Highlights from Miss Poehler's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Paper!
"I remember a Christmas show with Elijah Wood and the band was, oh shit... an Australian group that you can look up. So you say goodnight onstage, and then you run really fast, and put ice skates on, and you get to ice skate at Rockefeller Center. And that was the first time I ever: 1) skated at Rockefeller Center, and 2) skated along with 10 other people that were my friends. It was snowing, it was Christmas and the day before, we all got to go to the The Lord of the Rings premiere. I was a big fan of the films. And I remember thinking, 'Oh, this is totally awesome.' SNL's like a factory, and you try to get your sausage made in time. Everyone's experience there is so personal and subjective and different. I kinda came at a time when the women were really crushing it. And I had a lot of friendly faces supporting and helping me."
On ending "Parks and Recreations":
"I dig shows where all the characters don't talk like the 28-year-old writer in the room. Like, there was never a moment in All in the Family where Archie was aware of what an idiot he was, and wink-winked it, and said, 'OMG.' I think I know how the show ends. To some extent, with the exception of one or two seasons, we never really know if we're coming back. I know how this season ends -- it could be an ending for the show, or it could be an ending for the season."
On avoiding social media:
"I'm not a real social-media person. I'm not on Twitter. I try not to read too much online because I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone's flattering you. Like somebody tweeting, 'Call me crazy, but I think Amy Poehler's attractive.' And you're like, 'OK? Thank you?' Or like someone writing, 'I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that I'd have sex with Amy Poehler.' The amount of Instagram selfies seems crazy out-of-control. The idea of, 'This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,' is so far from the privacy that people used to seek. Now everyone acts the way '80s performance artists used to act. Everybody's Karen Finley. Everybody's like, 'This is my vagina! I'm gonna put s*** all over me and take pictures!' When I was a kid, you'd go to a party or a punk rock show and you'd have fun, and you'd bring a camera, and you'd take pictures, and those pictures would stay inside the camera. Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience. If I'm hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it's like 'Ugh.' I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself. It immediately takes me out of the experience."
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