(USA TODAY) On screen, Tina Fey is funny, for sure. Alluring? "That's not where my bread is buttered, thankfully," she tells Time's new issue of Style & Design.
To wit: The love scenes in new movie Admission were reined in. "I was like, First things first: can't do that, no one wants to see that, not doing that," the cover subject says. And though come-hither cleavage is fine for magazine shoots, red carpet side boob? No thanks. "Photos are a controlled environment. I would not walk around with it."
For Fey, 42, newly sprung from her 30 Rock duties, dipping back into fashion is proving a bit of a transition: The outfit she wore to the interview came from 30 Rock's closet. "I don't actually know what I like to wear in real life," she admits. "It's going to be a period of terribly awkward experimentation. Like middle school all over again. Perhaps I'm a person who wears a blouse with an ascot? Dark green nails? I think it's going to be a series of caftans."
But fans, don't fear her newfound (relative) freedom is a path to temptation. "I don't foresee a heroin-filled future," she says. But then, after a beat: "I could be wrong," she adds. "It could take a turn."
Some of her past and current castmates also play interviewer:
Amanda Seyfried: "Choose one: A trip to space or diplomatic immunity for life?"
Fey: "I'm afraid to go to space - so diplomatic immunity for life. I would park everywhere. I would have a series of cars that I just parked perpendicular in the street. And I would never wear pants."
Paul Rudd: "Is there a God?"
Fey: "There's gotta be something out there smarter than us because we're not that smart. There's gotta be something. An enormous space ape, perhaps."
Rudd: "What's your dream date?"
Fey: "In 1986 - and this never happened - it would have been going to a Squeeze concert with someone other than my brother, and then going to a diner, and then making out in the back of the car."
Olivia Barker, USA TODAY