Amy was interviewed by the Boston Globe to discuss her directorial debut ‘Wine Country‘. They talked about Amy being a role model for young women, her own role models when she was growing up, working with her friends and more. Read the full interview below!
It seems like forever ago that Amy Poehler was on “Saturday Night Live,” where she spent seven memorable seasons. Since then, the Burlington native and Boston College grad starred on NBC’s dearly-departed sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” appeared in several films, created a digital series aimed at young women called “Smart Girls at the Party,” and produced some high-quality, female-centric television, including “Broad City” and “Russian Doll.”
Now, Poehler, 47, has directed “Wine Country,” a feature film debuting May 10 on Netflix. The comedy tells the story of a group of friends who take a trip together to the Napa Valley to celebrate a 50th birthday, and learn a lot about themselves and each other along the way. The cast includes many of the director’s real-life friends: Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, and Emily Spivey.
The other day, we reached Poehler by phone to chat about the movie and much else.
A. Hello. I can’t believe I’m talking to someone named Mark Shanahan from Boston. That’s such a great Boston name. “I’m Mark Shanahan [laughs].”