WTF IS WHISKEY TANGO FOX­TROT?

EM­PIRE WATCHES TINA FEY GO TO WAR

Empire (UK) - - PREMIERE -

NWHISKEY TANGO Fox­trot (armyal­pha­betese for “what the fuck?”), Tina Fey plays real-life US jour­nal­ist Kim Barker, who was sent to the Middle East as a war correspondent, nar­rowly avoided be­ing blown up, was propo­si­tioned by Pak­istan’s for­mer pres­i­dent, and found her­self liv­ing with fel­low journos who lived ev­ery day as if it were their last. Be­cause, well, it might have been. It all sounds a bit Os­car-baity. It all sounds like the first se­ri­ous role for Hol­ly­wood’s Queen of Com­edy. It all sounds a bit WTF. Thank­fully, it isn’t.

“Oh, it’s re­ally funny. It’s a com­edy,” says WTF ( Won­der­ful Tina Fey) on the film’s Santa Fe set, stand­ing in for Afghanistan. “This is not truly a war movie, it’s more political. I’m just look­ing for things where it’s re­motely plau­si­ble I could be like that per­son.” She ges­tures at Em­pire, as the clos­est thing to a jour­nal­ist in the vicin­ity. “I feel like I could fit among you.” Ex­cel­lent

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