Amy Poehler Ponders ‘Occupy Pawnee’

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  Actress Amy Poehler attends the Worldwide Orphans Foundation's Seventh Annual Benefit Gala hosted by Amy Poehler and Will Arnett held at Cipriani Wall Street on November 14, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Worldwide Orphans Foundation)
Amy Poehler Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Worldwide Orphans Foundation/2011 Getty Images

While Zuccotti Park was cleared last night, it's possible that Occupy Wall Street may open up a new (albeit fictional) front in small-town Pawnee, Indiana. At the gala for Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Amy Poehler told Vulture that the writers of Parks and Recreation have discussed a story line about the Occupy movement. "We were talking about that. I don't know where we'll be with the time frame of that, but maybe Pawnee will be up in arms," Poehler said.

And while Leslie Knope has written a book this season, Poehler has no such aspirations, since her friends Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling have already written about her so glowingly in their own books. "The dream of a lazy writer is to have everyone write about you," Poehler said. "You never have to do it yourself. I would so much rather read what Mindy and Tina write about me — to be in their books is a dream come true. If I wrote a book, all I'm going to do is excerpt their chapters. I'll write, like, an eight-page book.  I'll write a two-line foreword, then I'll use their passages, and maybe I'll ask someone to sketch something in the back. And then I'll be done."