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Tina Fey: Colin Quinn called me the C-word during 'SNL'

They’ve since made up

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Remember that episode of 30 Rock where Lutz called Liz Lemon the C-word? The same thing happened to 30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey in real life when she worked on Saturday Night Live.

Speaking with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show on Monday, Fey admitted that it was former SNL writer and cast member Colin Quinn who called her the swear in a voicemail. 

“I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on […] and I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over, because it was very random. He left me a message,” Fey explained. “I couldn’t even guess why! Usually if someone calls you that, you’re like, ‘I know what I did.'”

Fey went on to tell Stern that she offered Quinn a role on 30 Rock multiple times, but he always declined. Off-screen, however, Fey said she and Quinn made up earlier this year. “We reconnected at SNL 40,” the Sisters star said.

Quinn offered a statement on the situation on Twitter Monday, saying “It’s all true. I have used profanity when I’ve been angry at people. When I was wrong (as with Tina) I’ve said sorry to them.”

Listen to what else Fey has to say about Quinn here: