perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving.
- warsan shire
Amy Poehler was new to SNL and we were all crowded into the seventeenth-floor writers’ room, waiting for the Wednesday read-through to start. There were always a lot of noisy ‘comedy bits’ going on in that room. 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, turned to her and in a faux-squeamish voice 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 fucking care if you like it.’ Jimmy was visibly startled. Amy went right back to enjoying her ridiculous bit …
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 fucking care if you like it …
#’I’m not that easy to kill’#Sara Lance survived the Queen’s Gambit sinking#she survived Anthony Ivo and Slade Wilson#she survived being shipwrecked a second time#she survived joining the League of Assassins#she survived running away from the League of Assassins#she survived a hurt and upset Nyssa al-Ghul#she survived Slade Wilson AGAIN#Sara Lance is a survivor#it’s just too bad she couldn’t survive shitty sexist writing (tags via themuslimbarbie)