Poehler: SNL is sausage factory

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler says appearing on Saturday Night Live is like making sausages.

The comic actress was involved with the popular US entertainment show from 2001 to 2009. She loved her time on the TV series, especially because the cast boasted so many talented female stars.

“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,” she told Paper magazine. “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.”

The Parks and Recreation star also spoke about social networking. Amy can be sensitive and has no interest in reading what people think about her online.

“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,” she explained. “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 42-year-old star has enjoyed great success with Parks and Recreation, garnering award nominations from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Emmys for her role.

Amy is full of praise for the TV show’s creators, insisting the storylines have made the program so popular.

“That’s a testament to Mike Schur, Greg Daniels [the show's creators] and the writers. The writing’s really top-notch. I dig shows where all the characters don’t talk like the 28-year-old writer in the room,” she said. “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.’”

Amy will host the Golden Globe Awards alongside Tina Fey next year, marking the second time they’ve taken on the duty.

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