Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, And Patricia Arquette Explain A Female Actor's "Last F**kable Day"
And this is how that Inside Amy Schumer sketch came together.
On the Season 3 premiere of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, one sketch featured the comedian stumbling upon Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette having a fancy forest picnic.
And it turns out, the picnic is for a very special day.
Julia matter-of-factly explains its significance.
It's not something spoken about, Tina notes... though there are indicators.
Like going from girlfriend to mom...
Or having to totally cover up...
Or when your face isn't attractive enough to promote your own movie.
And your movie is called something like this:
Or when a Disney Channel star is the new you...
But really, Julia's just thankful she was able to stay fuckable for this long.
And though there are ways to delay one's last fuckable day, the ladies don't recommend it.
So, what about guys? When's their last fuckable day?
LOL. It doesn't exist!
At a Tribeca Talks After the Movie: Inside Amy Schumer event on Sunday, April 20, Schumer and those behind the series talked about the epic scene.
The sketch, which has been in the works since the show began, came about during a conversation in the writers room about "actresses aging out of Hollywood and how that happens," Inside Amy Schumer's head writer Jessi Klein explained. "Just like, women who were seen as the ultimate hottest ingenue and just like, when do they know? ... And then once the phrase 'last fuckable day' came out of someone's mouth, we were like, Oh, last fuckable day. … Then it became a journey to find the angels who ended up doing it."
Executive producer Dan Powell said when they first tried to do the sketch for Season 1, they envisioned Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow. "We didn't know why those two wouldn't want to work together," Schumer joked. "This scene we've been trying to make for three years, and lots of actresses said no."
"In terms of the second time we looked at it, these were kind of the women that we immediately thought of and somehow, it all came together," Powell said of the sketch, which was guest-directed by Nicole Holofcener, who had directed Louis-Dreyfus in Enough Said.
"These chicks were so cool to agree to do it," Schumer noted of her "dream cast." "That's why it was such a fun day, 'cause we really got to just hang out in that dreamlike situation. They were kind of outraged by the same stuff we thought was unfair also."
The women also came "locked and loaded with their own ideas," Schumer said. "Everybody was really inspired by this scene. ... Patricia is, like, very into crafting and she really wanted us to make this bird house out of diaphragms."
And Fey was the genius behind the "white spiders" line. "'White spiders' was all Tina Fey," Klein said. "I was like, I don't have the authority to give you a second Mark Twain prize, but I'm going to citizen's-arrest you a Mark Twain prize for 'white spiders.'"