Tina Fey: ‘I saved a man’s life – but he doesn’t know it’ | Ents & Arts News
Tina Fey says one of her biggest accomplishment of 2020 has been saving a man’s life.
The actress and comedian said the surreal experience took place on the first day of a trip with her family to a rented house near the Hudson River during quarantine.
Speaking on The Tonight Show, she told chat show host Jimmy Fallon: “I saved a man’s life. He doesn’t know but it was us.”
The 50-year-old star said she was drinking her coffee on the outside porch when she heard a strange noise.
She said she could not work out whether it was someone calling for help, or if it was the call of a bird.
After hearing the cry several more times, Fey called the police, who soon came to investigate.
It turned out it was a man who had flipped his kayak and was left stranded with no oar.
He was eventually found floating in the river a mile north and rescued by police.
Admitting it was a crazy situation, Fey told Fallon: “Never Kayak! Never kayak in the Hudson! That’s not a stream. It’s like a rat toilet!”
Fey is currently starring alongside Jamie Foxx in the film Soul, a Disney animation about the life of a musician who has lost his passion for music.
Makers of the Pixar film have made the tough decision to stream online rather than premiere in the cinema and will be released on Disney+ on Christmas Day.
Fey has also written a new TV series – Mr Mayor – starring Ted Danson as a wealthy businessman who becomes mayor of Los Angeles.
Currently in production, the comedy is due to air next year.