"Hanging Out With Tina"
WC: Well, speak for yourself.
WC: What would you say is your favorite thing about working on 30 Rock?
SA: Hanging out with Tina.
WC: Did you know her well before the show? Were you together at Second City?
SA: Yeah, for years. It kind of became a cliché that the two of us would end up in two-person scenes a lot, so we were kind of partners. And it's nice to be in a job where I get to pretend to be her partner, and pretend to be her friend.
SA: It's very comforting to know that I'm friends with the boss, because I have a little bit of good job security.
WC: That's another question that I wondered, too -- do you follow the news? Do you pay attention to ratings and time slots and stuff, or do you get insulated from that?
SA: I don't pay attention to it. Someone said we're like 130th in the ratings and that shocked me; I thought we'd be in the top twenty, but I just discovered that we're rather low. But so is The Office.
WC: That's true.
SA: So I have every confidence. I know Tracy got arrested a couple of times. And I know Alec was in the news briefly, earlier this year.
WC: I think I read something about that.
SA: But otherwise, now I don't read the message boards or Entertainment Weekly or whatever.
WC: That's wise. Although Entertainment Weekly is very complimentary. I don't think you have anything to fear from them.
SA: Oh, I read the ones that I'm in.
WC: [laughs] That's striking a good balance, then.
SA: Someone will email me and say, "Hey! You were in such-and-such!" So then I go buy that.
WC: I think that's all I had -- they told me that your time was very tight this week -- it's such a big week for you.
SA: I have all the time in the world for you.
WC: That's very sweet! Is there anything else that we should know about the show?