Tina Fey says she’s “thrilled” that her production of “Mean Girls” has received a Tony nomination for Best Musical.
“I don’t think I realized how much it would mean to me until it happened,” Fey told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning.
Fey admitted that she cried when the show was nominated. It started out as a 2004 movie that was inspired by a book designed to help girls through adolescence.
“Lorne Michaels helped acquire the book and I set out to do it and then in the writing of it quickly became clear that the teacher who goes in is the least interesting character and the world of the girls kept building and building,” Fey said.
The musical was then put in motion after Fey completed work on the TV series “30 Rock.”
“That was the first thing that we wanted to try to do when we had the chance,” Fey said.