Amy was in the middle of some such nonsense with Seth Meyers across the table, and she did something vulgar as a joke. I can’t remember what it was exactly, except it was dirty and loud and ‘unladylike.’ Jimmy Fallon, who was arguably the star of the show at the time, said, ‘Stop that! It’s not cute! I don’t like it.’ Amy dropped what she was doing, went black in the eyes for a second, and wheeled around on him. ‘I don’t f*cking care if you like it.’…With that exchange, a cosmic shift took place. Amy made it clear that she wasn’t there to be cute. She wasn’t there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys’ scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not f*cking care if you like it.
My mother quotes this to me all the time. She says, “This is a life lesson: Do like Amy Pohler did and tell him, ‘I don’t fucking care if you like it..” because my likes to meld Nora Ephron and Tina Fey together to create the ultimate in wisdom.
“There’s a whole army of women out there who just don’t have the time, the energy nor the DNA to be fabulous 24 hours a day. And that’s where I dwell. I talk for all those single women out there who just aren’t interested anymore in dolling themselves up for four hours in the hope of meeting Mr. All Right as the lights go up at 4 o’clock in the morning in some ridiculously expensive nightclub. I have better things to do. Like sit on the couch in my pajamas, watching bad TV and eating those big, cheesy snacks.”- Tina Fey