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Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

In “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” any similarities between Tina Fey and the war correspondent she plays on screen are purely intentional.

“The review for the original book said, ‘This character is kind of like a Tina Fey character,’ ” the actress tells Made in Hollywood. “So, I’m like, ‘I’m going to get that book! I’m going to make that book a movie!’”

Thus, Kim Barker’s memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” became “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” And while Fey, who stars alongside Margot Robbie, is supposedly playing herself, she still needed some help from her longtime collaborator Robert Carlock, who adapted the book.