Amy Schumer Talks ‘Trainwreck’ Era Body Shaming, Refuses to Lose Weight Again
Amy Schumer once proudly professed "I’m probably like 160 pounds, right now and I can catch a dick whenever I want." Hollywood would prefer she do that while about 20 pounds lighter, according to Schumer.
While filming an episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, which will air on Saturday on England's ITV, Schumer recalled pressure from Trainwreck producers to lose weight. The 2015 comedy, which Schumer wrote, earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
"The only change was that it was explained to me before I did that movie was that if you weigh over 140 pounds as a woman in Hollywood, if you’re on the screen, it will hurt people’s eyes," Schumer said during the talk show's taping, according to The Daily Mail.
Amy obliged, but said the experience taught her not to bend to the will of execs — at least this way — for future projects.
"I didn’t know that so I lost some weight to do that, but never again," she said.
During a July 2015 interview on Live! With Kelly and Michael, Schumer shared a similar story, and said producers stopped just short of forcing her into a gym to get thinner. Moreover, they basically manipulated her, she said.
"They want it to be your idea, so they were like, 'How do you want to look for the movie?'" she said. "And I was like, 'Oh, I don't know scarves and blazers!' and they were like, “No, maybe skip a meal.'"
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