Funny girl Tina Fey lands the March cover of Vogue
"I feel like I represent normalcy in some way. What are your choices today in entertainment? People either represent youth, power, or sexuality," Fey tells writer Jonathan Van Meter.
"And then there's me, carrying normalcy. Me and Rachael Ray."
Tina doth protest too much, however. We doubt Rachael Ray could pull off the Gucci evening gown, Prada separates and Dolce & Gabbana romper Fey wears in her Tonne Goodman-styled spread.
"I'm almost 40, and I wore a romper today," Fey said in a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, which took place at her stomping ground, 30 Rockefeller Center.
Fey's trademark scar was airbrushed for the shoot, but the actress insists she's not perpetuating an image of perfection.
"I don't weigh myself. I just go by if my clothes fit. I try not to participate too much in the incredible amount of wasted energy that women have around dealing with food," she said.
Before her Emmy-winning show "30 Rock" hit airwaves, Fey was the head writer at "Saturday Night Live" -- a gig that wasn't landing her on any covers. The comedian was about 30 pounds overweight, but after being appointed a "Weekend Update" anchor she hit the treadmill and hasn't stopped since.
"I've never gone back up," she says of her weight.
"Well … I have had a baby. I gained 35 pounds. And had a five-pound baby."
Keep going for more photos of Fey, shot by Mario Testino.
-- Matt Donnelly