While appearing at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Awards event, Tina Fey paid tribute to Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks who passed away on October 9 at age 57. Fey had the opportunity of working with Hooks on 30 Rock. Hooks played Jane Krakowski’s mother, who Fey described as Jane’s “estranged Florida dirtbag mother.”
Fey said of Hooks: “It made me sad when she passed, and it made me mad at the time how available she was. Jan should have had a bigger career. Jan deserved a big movie career. Certainly as big as Rob Schneider’s f*cking career. She was a bigger star on SNL.” Ouch. Schneider is best known for his Deuce Bigalow character. He’s currently filming his own TV series called Real Rob. He’s financing the hour-long comedy which hasn’t yet been sold.