WTF IS WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?
EMPIRE WATCHES TINA FEY GO TO WAR
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