Tina Fey says her parents, who are “big-time Republicans,” were once “forced to be nice to Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema Overnight Hillicon Valley — Scrutiny over Instagram's impact on teens Democrats suffer blow on drug pricing as 3 moderates buck party MORE” when the “30 Rock” star was being honored in Washington, D.C., at an even featuring the House minority leader.
“It was like this incredible weekend,” Fey recalled of receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2010, in an interview with David Letterman released Friday for his Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs no Introduction.”
“We had dinner in the Capitol building,” said Fey, who famously played 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.”
“And it was also so funny because then they had to be nice to Nancy Pelosi,” Fey, 47, said. “It was such a mixed bag for them, because they were like big-time Republicans.”
“But it really was satisfying to them, I think,” Fey added, appearing to become emotional recalling the experience.
Fey in the past has called her Korean War vet father, Donald Fey, an “informed patriot.”
“The Republican Party should have tried to clone him,” she said following his death in 2015.