Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are ready for Christmas already!
The gorgeous comediennes are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in honor of its annual Holiday Movie Preview issue, and they're dressed for the holiday season. Wearing Santa Claus hats, matching red dresses and even lipstick, the Saturday Night Live alums are gearing up for their own holiday movie, Sisters.
In the highly anticipated comedy, Fey plays a former wild child that is neither content in her professional life nor her personal life. Poehler, on the other hand, tackles the role of the do-gooder sister named Maura who is usually fairly responsible. That is, until the sisters decide to host one last crazy party in their childhood home.
Fey signed on to produce and star in the film first, but it didn't take any time at all for her and screenwriter Paula Pell to determine who the opposite star should be.
"It just wouldn't make sense playing sisters with anyone else," Fey says. "There's an ease that we have with each other.
Naturally her real life BFF couldn't agree more.
"Neither Tina or I have sisters in real life," Poehler adds. "We are each other's chosen sister. Like most sisters, we've never dated the same guy and we're great in photo shoots and fittings because we know what will look good on one another.
"We're kind of like sisters and our parents are show business," she continues. "We call each other to complain about how mom and dad have treated us at Thanksgiving."
There's no doubt that these two have gone through so much together, whether it was tackling SNL or becoming everyone's famous hostesses of the Golden Globes. But Sisters brings out something different in both stars. Typically Fey would play the ultra-responsible character while Poehler would take on the hot mess, but this time they swapped.
"It would have been more expected to see me in the role of Maura," Fey explains. "I thought the fun would be watching Maura lose her mind, and Amy would be so good. She's funnier than I would ever be at that."
Sisters hits theaters Dec. 18, 2015.
(E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)