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Tina Fey's Talks About Her Facial Scar To Vanity Fair

The Truth About Tina Fey's Facial Scar

"It's impossible to talk about it without somehow seemingly exploiting it and glorifying it," Tina Fey, tells Vanity Fair in their January 2009 issue.

But when she was 5, the future TV star was playing in the front yard of her Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, home when a stranger approached the young Fey and violently slashed her cheek with a knife.

"She just thought somebody marked her with a pen," says her husband, Jeff Richmond.

While the experience very was traumatizing, Tina Fey has worked hard to keep it from affecting her childhood.

"I proceeded unaware of it. I was a very confident little kid. It's really almost like I'm kind of able to forget about it, until I was on-camera," says Fey, whose scenes are often shot from the right side.

"It's really almost like I'm able to forget about it, until I was on-camera, and it became a thing of 'Oh, I guess we should use this side' or whatever. Everybody's got a better side."

Though she has overcome the obstacle, Fey says that she does worry about how it may one day affect her role as a mother to daughter Alice.

"Supposedly, I will go crazy," says Fey. "My therapist says, 'When Alice is the age that you were, you may go crazy.' "

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