Los Angeles, Dec 20: Actress Tina Fey says during her high school years, she was the mean girl.The 45-year-old comedian said it was a disease which she had to get over with, reported E! online.

“I admit it openly (being a mean girl). That was a disease that had to be conquered…It’s a bad coping mechanism but when you feel less than (in high school, everyone feels less than everyone else for different reasons) in your mind it’s a way of leveling the playing field. Though of course it’s not,” Fey said.(Also Read: So what really Happened when Tina Fey Met Donald Trump (Watch Video))

However, the “Sisters” star gets cautious if a teenage girl behaves the same way she used to do when she was 14 or 15.”Saying something terrible about someone else does not actually level the playing field. If I meet a girl of 14 or 15 today, who is that kind of girl, I am secretly, in my body, afraid. Even though I’m 45,” she said.