Amy Poehler Explains Why Her Oldest Son Acts Like Frank Underwood
Amy Poehler chatted with her old Saturday Night Live pal Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night’s episode of the Tonight Show.
The Burlington native stopped by to hype up her upcoming comedy Sisters, which also stars her long-time friend and former Weekend Update co-anchor Tina Fey. Since the film revolves around a contentious relationship between siblings, Poehler decided to bring up a hilarious story about a real life family rivalry between her oldest son Archie and her youngest child Abel.
While it shouldn’t be a surprise that her older son teases his brother, Poehler explained that Archie “psychologically tortures him” and acts a bit like Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood in House of Cards.
“He just does really quiet, Kevin Spacey-like moves,” Poehler said. “Abel, my younger one, will be like, ‘I can’t wait to play with my Legos,’ and Archie will be like, ‘Those aren’t your Legos.'”
She added that Abel will “immediately start to cry,” but, “Archie’ll be like, ‘If you want to play, you have to talk to me first.’”
That’s pretty cold for a six-year-old. We’ll know something’s up if he ever pushes a Barbie doll in front of a Thomas the Tank Engine toy.
Check out more of Poehler’s interview with Fallon in the video below.