“With my kids, so far it seems to be about me holding them back,” the actress tells PEOPLE Tuesday at a The Moms Mamarazzi screening of Admission hosted by MARTINI in New York City. “They see this exciting life.”
Alice “lost her mind” over Beast of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhané Wallis during an Oscar viewing party at the home of Fey and husband Jeff Richmond.
“There’s a 9-year-old?! There’s a 9-year-old?!” Fey, who is also mom to Penelope, 19 months, recalls her elder daughter shouting.
“Let it go. Step away,” she jokingly responded. “I made her write out a poll so everyone who came to our Oscar party had to [vote] ‘Should Alice be allowed to be in movies?’ And I was the only person that said ‘No.’ I was like ‘Unfortunately for you, I am the only vote that counts.'”
– Debra Lewis-Boothman