Tina Fey: Alice ‘Lost Her Mind’ over Quvenzhané Wallis at Oscars

03/08/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

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Tina Fey may have given her daughter Alice a cameo on one of the final episodes of 30 Rock, but she has no plans to let her pursue a full-time career in showbiz.

“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.”

After watching Mom’s stint as Golden Globes co-host alongside best friend Amy Poehler in January, the 7½-year-old became especially enamored with a certain Best Actress nominee.

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

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AbbysBiggestFAn on

And THIS is why I LOVE Tina Fey!

B.A on

Good for Tina for not wanting to pimp out her child.

Anonymous on

Boring and unfunny woman…

Sandy on

You must be a riot and a half!

Brandi on

Lol something tells me you would take the Kris Jenner approach to parenting. I love Tina Fey, she’s a dynamic comedienne and actress and I respect her even more now as a parent 🙂

Jen on

Awesome! That is totally something my mom would have done. Disappointing at the time, better in the long run to have a mom who doesn’t sway based on what other parents are doing.

Melissa on

Another reason why I really do like Tina Fey 🙂

Bree on

LOVE Tina Fey!! She seems like such an awesome down-to-earth person. She is a celebrity mom that I have always said I wanted to have a play-date with (And our daughters are only a couple months apart and my best friend has an eight year old, perfect play date!!)

Sharon Murphy on

Wish that Bitch TF goes away the better!!!

anon on

Chill out, Taylor.

Abel Prinz on

Most kids follow in their parents footsteps, but u don’t need 2 be raised by a parent to wanna get in2 showbiz. I never new my mother, she’s in showbiz, and I’ve always had a passion for music.

lola on

really sharon murphy….we all wish you’d go away, far away. tina fey is fantastic- a great woman, a wonderful role model and it seems as if she is a fantastic mom. good for her. boo to you sharon and to the anonymous poster!

B.J. (the girl) on

Good for Tina. She is a briliant woman with a wonderful sense of humor. There isn’t much Tina does that I haven’t enjoyed!