Amy Poehler On 'Parks and Rec,' 'Game of Thrones,' and More Of Our Favorite Things
I've been having Amy Poehler withdrawals since the fifth season of Parks and Recreation wrapped. There are only so many times I can watch old episodes on Netflix. (Although I could honestly watch "The Fight" every day for the rest of my life. It's an honor and a blessing to see Ron Swanson drunk on Snake Juice.) Poehler's brief return to Saturday Night Live this May was such a tease, but damn did her hair look great. So, of course, I am wildly delighted by this great interview that Poehler did with TimeOut New York. She talked about Pawnee's future, how much she misses New York, and what Leslie Knope would think of New York's parks. Best snippets:
On what Leslie Knope's favorite park in NY would be:
"Central Park. I think she would marvel at the foresight that New Yorkers had to carve out that prime real estate. She would just talk incessantly about how the park is in the middle of the priciest part of the world, almost, and it still remains a park."
On her series interviewing young girls, Smart Girls at the Party:
"I usually come away from those interviews feeling really inspired. Any time you talk to anyone about something that they love, they’re, like, their most beautiful. It’s a cool gift to get to talk to people about what they love. And I’ve also learned that there’s a big difference between 12 and 13. [Laughs] Twelve-year-olds don’t mind when their moms dance with them at the dance party, and 13-year-olds do."
On the future of Parks and Rec characters:
"We always talk about how if the show continued, Andy would be mayor of the town. His growth, and April’s growth, is so awesome. They’ve come a long way. I like that the writers are always leading the charge to push things."
On which Game of Thrones characters the Parks and Rec cast is most like:
"Well, come on, I would be Khaleesi [Daenerys Targaryen], of course. Ben would probably be Jon Snow, because he’s so tormented. Ron would be Stannis Baratheon...Tom would be… Uh oh, I hate to break it to Aziz [Ansari], but Tom would be, like, Theon Greyjoy, which is not good right now. Ann would be Sansa, April would be Arya, and Andy would be one of the dragons. [Laughs]"
You can read the whole interview at TimeOut New York, and can watch Amy interview amazing little girls on Smart Girls and the Party and get great advice from Poehler here. Parks and Recreation returns for its sixth season on Sept. 26th.
Image: TimeOut New York