The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Jan. 27, 2013, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here is what this Screen Actors Guild Award winner said backstage in the Golden Globe Awards press room.
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
A lot of people feel suspicious when everything seems to be going right, while other people just celebrate it. How do you feel about that?
Sure, I think everyone has the instinct of, “Oh, when’s the other shoe going to drop?” But I agree. If something good happens, just try to enjoy it. And this [SAG Award] is certainly a really lovely surprise.
What’s next for you?
I’m going to London in March to film the next “Muppets” movie. That’s hopefully what’s next. And hopefully shooting a movie called “Mail Order Groom” in the summer with Steve Carell. And then my partner Robert Carlock and I have an overall deal with NBC to do eventually over the next couple of years another television show. That’s what’s going on.
Which designer are you wearing? And can you talk abut getting put together for this awards show? Is it hard to walk in those heels?
These heels are OK. I’m pretty bad in heels, but these heels are OK. I’m wearing Oscar de la Renta and Fred Leighton. Christina Ehrlich has been the stylist that has been helping me for the last couple of years. And she’s really good.
The priority this week, after dressing up for the [Golden] Globes, I wanted to be comfortable if I could. And this dress actually is more comfortable. The dresses at the Globes were but they were more serious. It took 400 people [to get me ready].
How does it feel to win this SAG Awards on the same night as Julianne Moore won for “Game Change”? And what did you think of her portrayal of Sarah Palin in “Game Change”?
I thought Julianne was incredible in “Game Change.” I thought she really disappeared into the character. I thought she did an excellent job, a real film-acting job. You wouldn’t want a sketch performance in that movie. I thought she was great. And it feels nice to win on the same night.
As a writer, actress and series creator, what contributions do you hope your career will make to society? And do you support any specific charities?
In terms of contributions you hope you make …“30 Rock” is ending, but I really hope it has a long life in syndication. I really hope that another generation of nerds find it and enjoy it. I hope it survives that way.
As far as charities, I try to do what I can with Autism Speaks, which is an autism charity, obviously. That’s probably the main thing. And the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I’ve done some stuff with them.
For more info: Screen Actors Guild Awards website
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