Amy Poehler Talks New Film 'Moxie' and Says She Is "Excited" To Host the Golden Globes


| LAST UPDATE 09/14/2021

By Molly Houghton
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It looks like Amy Poehler is just as excited to host the 78th Golden Globes as we are to watch her do so. The comedy icon recently discussed why she's looking forward to the awards show and her upcoming comedy-drama, Moxie.

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The Golden Globes is just around the corner, taking place this Sunday, February 28. And with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey co-hosting the event, it's sure to be a night filled with laughter. The longtime friends are no strangers to the award show's stage - this marks their fourth time hosting the night. The funny gals previously joined forces for the annual affair in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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"Tina and I are going to be hosting from both coasts. Tina will be in New York and I'll be in Los Angeles, so we're going to have a lot of fun with that," Amy said in an interview with Vogue. "I have no idea how the Golden Globes are actually going to be handed out... Maybe we could send an e-award that they just open up on email?" she laughingly suggested.

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And while this is the fourth time the hilarious actresses are leading the night, Poehler seems as thrilled as ever to work with her bestie. "I'm so excited, you know if Moxie's taught us anything, it's really fun to do things with your friends," she told the Daily Pop. "You know, I get to do this with my friend, and [I'm] really excited. I mean, what a year. What a year for entertainment." The comedic star also shared why she loves making coming-of-age movies, from 2004's Mean Girls to her most recent comedy-drama, Moxie.

"I love high school movies. I love all of the feelings that people have at that age," Amy explained. "I really wanted to try to make something that I related to when I was younger, which didn't condescend me and my big feelings." The new film follows 16-year-old Vivian, played by Hadley Robinson, as she is inspired by her mom's rebellious past and starts a school-wide revolution. Poehler directed and produced the film and also starred as the mother.

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But while Amy might play someone with a wild past, she admitted that was never her reality. "Some things I look back at, and I'm like, 'Wow, I really pushed it.' But no, I was not in any way a rebel. I really cared about doing well in school and took pride in the fact that I could float among a lot of different groups," the Parks and Rec star said. Moxie will be streamable on Netflix starting March 3, so get your popcorn out and prepare for some laughs!