Most wartime memoirs adapted to film are heavy, depressing, and melancholy tales. They often feature many casualties, families torn apart, ex soldiers left with PTSD, and usually end in tragedy. So it's entirely refreshing to see Tina Fey's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot , based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Baker, tackling the genre with a more humorous approach. The film follows the real life story of Barker (Fey) and the years she spent as a wartime journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Among the street gunfire and bombs going off without a moments notice, the film offers many humorous moments, and co-stars Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman.
In this exclusive clip from the film the real Kim Baker discusses her time oversees as a wartime journalist. She recalls being approached about turning her book into a film. (Tina Fey bought the rights a week after her book was released). And she also speaks to the commonalities that onscreen Kim and real life Kim share with one another — like their particular Liz Lemon-esque sense of humor.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot hits theaters March 4. Watch the exclusive clip featuring the real Kim Barker below.