Amy was interviewed by Elle magazine to talk about ‘Wine Country‘, Leslie Knope, feminism and much more. You can read the full interview below!
Amy Poehler has made drinking wine a professional requirement. Kind of. Her latest project, Wine Country, sees the comedian joining her close friends and former SNL colleagues Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and Tina Fey, among others, in Napa, California, to celebrate a friend’s fiftieth birthday. She both stars in and directs the film, out May 10 on Netflix. It’s the first time she’s helmed a full-length feature, thus she barely had a sip herself: “I was teetotaling because I wanted to be a proper captain of the ship.” On the day the Oscar nominations were announced, she spoke to ELLE in New York, where she’d recently opened a wine shop with friends in Brooklyn.
ELLE: Let’s start with the Oscars. There were no female nominees for best director.
Amy Poehler: I was just reading about the USC Annenberg study that came out. The statistics are a real bummer. There were so many great films made by women this year, and once again they’re not nominated. Not only is there such a small number of women directing, it’s especially small for women of color and Latina women.