Amy attended the ‘Wine Country‘ photocall in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, April 23rd. She looked amazing as she wore a gorgeous pink pantsuit. Our gallery has been updated with high-quality images from the event!
Amy was interviewed by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine to talk about all things Wine Country! You can read the full interview below.
Amy Poehler is no stranger to humor on-screen, where she’s campaigned for Pawnee city council on Parks and Recreation, been a cool mom in the movie Mean Girls and co-hosted Weekend Update on NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live. But her prowess doesn’t stop in front of the camera; Poehler’s also a talented writer, voice actor and producer. And, with her latest project, Wine Country, which premieres May 10 on Netflix, she’s making her feature-film directorial debut. The comedy was inspired by a tasting trip through the Napa Valley with real-life BFFs and fellow comedians Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph. Here, she talks about exploring wine country and the advantages of working in good company.
Were you familiar with California wine country prior to that initial trip?
No, I’m from the East Coast originally, and so wine country felt as far away and foreign as the Czech Republic. [While filming,] everyone had a place to recommend, a vista to check out and a wine to taste. Unfortunately, I was directing, so I didn’t get to imbibe in a way that I would have liked. I will have to wait for the sequel.
Amy is on the cover of the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. In the interview, she talked about Wine Country, feminism, and much more. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the photoshoot and the magazine cover. The full article can be found below and there’s also a video with an interview and behind the scenes images that you can watch!
“I’ve been trying to unpack my own deep institutionalized misogyny,” says Amy Poehler. “Our generation of women, Gen Xer women, we desexualized ourselves. And that stuff gets really ingrained. I grew up in a time where trying to sympathize or empathize with the male experience was how I was able to be included in the experience.”
We are having lunch at a farm-to-table cafe in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, where Poehler, 47, owns a wine shop. She is dressed in dark jeans and a chambray shirt, the top button securely fastened at her neck. “You’re So Vain,” Carly Simon’s ballad to male narcissism, is playing — a little too loudly — over the restaurant speakers.
Like so many women of her generation, Poehler is grappling with her own pre-#MeToo assumptions about sexual politics amid the existential dread of the Trump era. But one thing is certain: She has definitely had it with condescension from the patriarchy. “Women are constantly criticized for being too emotional,” she tells me. “Can we be allowed to be as messy, as all over the place, as inconsistent and as mediocre as men? Do we have to always be patient, special, nurturing, adaptable?”
Amy is gracing the cover of the April issue of The Sunday Times Style. The new cover was unveiled today and it will be available this Sunday (April 21). During the interview, Amy talked about ‘Wine Country’, patriarchy, motherhood and much more. Our gallery has been updated with magazine scans, photos from the photoshoot and you can read the interview below!
“Wait, I know you!” Amy Poehler says, her face alight with recognition when I walk into the sunny Los Angeles studio where she has just finished Style’s photoshoot. “Where have we met?” I interviewed her, briefly, 12 years ago in her Saturday Night Live dressing room when she was a featured player, early in her marriage to the comedian Will Arnett; she was best friends with Tina Fey and her career was on a meteoric rise.
I interviewed her again in 2014 over the phone. She was about to win a Golden Globe for Parks and Recreation, the critically acclaimed TV comedy she helmed and starred in for seven seasons from 2009, playing the indefatigable bureaucrat Leslie Knope. She and Arnett were divorcing by then and they had two young boys (Archie, now 10, and Abel, 8). Poehler talked me off the ledge when I realised I’d forgotten to turn on my tape recorder, and helped me reconstruct our conversation from my notes. “That was the second time that happened to me,” she says. “The first was for High Times [an American magazine that promotes cannabis use]. The reporter was … under the influence.” She starts laughing. “They had a good excuse.”
Sitting on a leather couch in a corner of the cavernous studio, Poehler, 47, gives off an electric “let’s get cracking” energy. She described herself as a “plain girl with lots of personality” in her 2014 best-selling memoir, Yes Please, but in person she is almost exotic-looking, with her angular features, doll-blue eyes and baby- blonde hair. She’s promoting her new Netflix film, Wine Country, which she directed and co-stars in with fellow Saturday Night Live alumnae Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph. The chemistry of the trio was evident at the Oscars in February, where they opened the hostless ceremony to rapturous applause. “There is no host tonight,” Rudolph said. “There won’t be a popular-movie category. And Mexico is not paying for the wall.”
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.