Tina Fey Talks "Hollywood Bullshit," Defends Leonardo DiCaprio Against "Misogynist" Label
"Let’s face it: Actors are very stupid."
Tina Fey got candid in an interview with Howard Stern about the "Hollywood bullshit" she witnessed at the 2016 Oscars. She also defended Leonardo DiCaprio against the radio host's "misogynistic" label for the recent best actor winner.
On Tuesday, the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot star shared her opinions on The Howard Stern Show about the Chris Rock-hosted 88th annual Academy Awards. "I will say, being at the Oscars — and I don’t know if you guys feel this way when you go out there — but I’m so glad I live here," said Fey of residing in New York, adding, "because halfway through, I was like, 'This is some real Hollywood bullshit.' "
"Everyone’s telling me, like, what to do and people yelling at me about rape and corporate greed, but really it’s climate change," Fey said of the political agenda that was weaved throughout the night's performances and acceptance speeches. "It’s like, guys, pick a lane. Like, everyone, we’re going to fix everything tonight. And also, like, 'You’re all rich. Why are you yelling at me about corporate greed? You’re all so rich.' "
Stern questioned the actress about whether she was "turned off when Leonardo DiCaprio starts using the podium to talk about climate change?" to which Fey responded, "I mean, no. I always am psyched when someone is articulate at those things because, let’s face it, actors are very stupid. And a lot of times, when you let them talk, oofta. But he’s so smart, and his speech was so cogent."
Expounding on the topic of DiCaprio, who took home his first Oscar at Sunday evening's awards for his leading role in The Revenant, Stern brought the actor's intimate life into question.
"How do you f— that many women without a conscience?" asked Stern, adding, "Does that give him a free pass to f— all these women in a misogynistic way?" (regarding his sexual choices not affecting the planet's carbon footprint) and "Does it make it OK to be misogynistic as long as you’re for the environment?"
Fey quickly came to the defense of the actor's personal life choices. "This doesn’t affect the green footprint no matter how many women you f—," reasoned Fey. "I don’t think those fight each other. Like I said, there’s no green footprint," she responded to Stern's second question.
"Is it misogynistic to sleep with a bunch of women who want to sleep with you? No," Fey posed to the radio host.
Stern continued pressing by questioning the comedic actress a fourth time ("Isn’t it misogynistic when you know you’re a man of power, and you know that these girls are looking for something to use you for — they want the power, and you use them for their beauty?") about DiCaprio being misogynistic.
"I don’t think it’s misogynistic, no. I think that everybody there is up for it," said Fey in defense of the actor, joking, "I think, also, because he’s still cute."