Admission Exclusive: Lily Tomlin Talks Tina Fey & Her Inspirations

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Lily Tomlin was touched by Tina Fey and her insistence that the comedy legend appear in her new film Admission. Tomlin stars as Fey's mother and as evidenced by her priceless scene in the Admission trailer, there was no better choice to play the part.

Tina Fey stars in Admission and it tells the story of Fey's Princeton admission counselor who is simultaneously navigating a relationship that is falling apart, a high pressure job with competition coming from every angle, a secret past and an upstart high school administrator (Paul Rudd) who just won't leave her alone.

Tomlin, a comedy legend in her own right, met Movie Fanatic for an exclusive video interview to tell us what it is that makes Fey such a marvel. “I think she’s so herself. She has a sense of privacy and doesn’t give it away. And of course, she’s very, very brilliant," Tomlin said. 

As Tomlin paved the way for female comics, so too has Fey. "When she became the first female anchor on SNL, I knew right away, she’s navigated that boys' club," Tomlin proudly said.

"Then she created movies and then she created 30 Rock -- she’s pretty much a dynamo. Actually, a dynama!"

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