Inside Alec Baldwin And Tina Fey's Relationship

Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin were the core team behind one of the most beloved sitcoms in TV history. Over seven seasons and more than 100 episodes, 30 Rock garnered a massive fan following as well as earning several awards, including Emmys and Golden Globes, with both Fey and Baldwin nabbing statues individually (via iMDb). They played onscreen BFFs but, in real life, they are incredibly close too, with both refusing to let an opportunity to herald the other publicly go by, whether praising their commitment to a cause, or the other's talent, incredibly effusively.

Sadly, 30 Rock may be over, but its legacy lives on, and nowhere is that clearer than in the enduring and seemingly-unbreakable bond between the iconic Saturday Night Live alumni. They may play buffoons on TV, but when it comes to showing up for each other, there is nothing foolish about Baldwin and Fey's sweet friendship.

Alec Baldwin always loved Tina Fey

Things could've been very different if Baldwin had had his way. As the veteran actor and comedian admitted in his book, Nevertheless: A Memoir, via an excerpt published in Vanity Fair, when he first laid eyes on Fey, it was love at first sight. "Beautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to say ...I fell in love," he revealed, admitting he was disappointed to learn the comedy queen wasn't available and, moreover, her husband was within earshot.

30 Rock was, by Baldwin's estimation, his greatest role. As he described in Nevertheless, filming the finale episode was incredibly emotional as it was, "The best job I ever had, that I will ever have." For her part, Fey totally agreed, saying she cherished, "Every day of my seven years with Alec Baldwin," and credits her co-star with keeping the show going (via Cheat Sheet). 

Tina Fey is a massive fan of Alec Baldwin

Further, as she revealed in her memoir, Bossypants, via Cheat Sheet, "Anything I learned about real acting I learned from watching Alec Baldwin. He can play the emotion at the core of a scene while reciting long speeches word for word and hitting all the jokes in the right rhythm." Fey revealed many huge stars cannot do the same. Baldwin, meanwhile, clarified in Nevertheless, via Vanity Fair, that he's an actor, not a comedian, noting, "I'm not funny. ...Tina Fey is funny. ...You're only funny if you can write the material. What I do is acting."

Fey is such a fan of Baldwin, she suggested him to play the iconic role of President Trump on SNL, as Lorne Michaels told The Hollywood Reporter. When the commander-in-chief attacked the actor for his performance on Twitter, Fey told THR, "My feeling is: 'You think you're good at being a jerk on Twitter? You will now face the grandmaster of being a jerk on Twitter.'" Spoken like a true BFF.