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Tina Fey in a 30 Rock promotional photo. Gwyneth Paltrow admits she has never seen an episode of Glee but says she really enjoyed the cast. - Provided courtesy of NBC / Fox

Tina Fey sticks up for Gwyneth Paltrow

03/15/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Tina Fey is a pro at multi-taking with her writing, acting and producing efforts each week on "30 Rock," and so as a mom she understands when actress Gwyneth Paltrow talks about breaking down because her work is keeping her from her children.

"Any time you talk about being a working mother and you complain about it in any way, people eat your face," Fey tells InStyle magazine for their April issue, according to People. "I remember reading some interview where Gwyneth Paltrow said something like, 'I missed my kids on the set one day and I was crying.' And I thought, Yeah, I've totally done that."

Fey, who is the mother of five-year-old daughter Alice with husband Jeff Richmond, adds, "But on the website where I read it there were these furious comments. 'But you're a movie star!' Yes, it's much worse for a mom serving in Afghanistan. Of course. But there's just no forgiveness."

"You need a lot of help, and you need not to be afraid to ask for help." Fey says, "But even still every 12 weeks or so, you just kind of lose it. Then you gather it back up."

The comedian says she brings her daughter on set at "30 Rock," but at home, it's Alice that holds the power.

"Kids are definitely the boss of you. Anyone who will barge into the room while you are on the commode is the boss of you," Fey jokes. "And when you explain to them that you're on the commode and that they should leave but they don't? That's a high-level boss."

On top of her duties at "30 Rock" Fey is gearing up for the release of her book "Bossypants" on April 5 and performing a show with Steve Martin in Los Angeles on April 19th to discuss their books. Martin recently released an art world novel titled "An Object of Beauty."

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