In an adaption from his upcoming memoir Nevertheless, Baldwin recounts:
"When I first met Tina Fey — beautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to say — I had the same reaction that I'm sure many men and women have: I fell in love."
At the time, Fey was the head writer at SNL and Baldwin was set to host that week's show.
The writers and producers congregated in Lorne Michaels' office when Baldwin turned to talent coordinator Marci Klein to ask if Fey was single. He wrote: