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Tina Fey changed her Emmy status for "People v. O.J."


Tina Fey played a fictitious, highly-exaggerated parody of O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark in the first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” but in real life, the actress and producer is totally obsessed with Sarah Paulson’s portrayal of Clark in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

“Thank God I did that before Sarah Paulson because Sarah Paulson is so good!” Fey gushed at the “UKS” Season 2 premiere on Wednesday night. “I’m obsessed with it!”

The actress and producer — who will be appearing as a different character in the second season of her Netflix comedy — told ET that she even changed her Emmy voting status so she could support the stars of the Ryan Murphy true crime series at this year’s awards.

“I literally called and I was like, ‘I need to fill out my paperwork for the Emmys,'” she admitted. “I’ve always been in as a writer and I need to join the acting peer group so I can vote for Sterling [K. Brown] and John Travolta and Courtney [B. Vance]. I changed my status for them!”

The first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” became a cult hit thanks to the hilarious talent of the cast, which includes “The Office”‘s Ellie Kemper, Broadway star Tituss Burgess and “30 Rock” alum Jane Krakowski. Fey said that the show’s second season will be even more musical, in order to showcase her talented stars.

“The sad thing is, Jane is such a great singer and we don’t let her sing too much on it because her character is not a singer,” she…

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