Amy Poehler: ‘Sleep Is Just A Concept’

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Funnylady Amy Poehler covers ELLE magazine’s fourth annual Women in TV Issue alongside Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling and Allison Williams. In the interview, Amy opens up about the rigors of motherhood to young sons Archie, 5, and Abel, 3, and her shift into directing-writing-producing.

On waking up early with her boys: “Now that I have kids, I’m up at 5:30AM no matter what. Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future. 

On the conflict of being a comedienne and a grown-up: “I’d like to say that I maintain that same sense of play and creativity and spontaneity – of being able to get into a room with people and say, ‘Let’s waste some time.’ When you’re a creative person, even when you’re in a position of power, you still have to be able to straddle both worlds.”

On why she’s heading into directing, production and writing: “I like to do things that challenge me and make me nervous. You learn early as an actor that creating your own material is the only way to have any control. Hollywood is like a bad boyfriend. You can’t stand around and wait to be asked to dance.”

Check out the cute pics of Amy and her boys getting groceries at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday (January 5).

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Filed under: Abel Arnett,Amy Poehler,Archie Arnett

Photo credit: elle/Akm-Gsi


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  1. greta

    Talk about taking photoshop to the extreme!! That magazine cover looks like someone else and does not remotely ressemble Amy in any of the candid (pap) shots or how she appears on screen.

  2. cate

    Agree with the first poster re: photoshop, but I see it more in her body v.s.her face. They shaved several pounds off her,that’s for sure!


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