Amy Schumer

I’m a pretty big connoisseur of film. I don’t get the chance to watch movies like I did back in the day, but I still keep up with awards season and stuff like that. Often, you’ll see actors that have to transform themselves for a role and it’s often physically. Think about Jared Leto in Dallas Buyer’s Club, or Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. The character they had to portray required them to go an extra mile beyond just acting skill. Is this unfair? I don’t believe so. It’s what they had to do in order to make their performance really resonate with filmgoers.

Enter Amy “Slab-O-Ham” Schumer. I watched her Trainwreck movie late last year. It actually wasn’t too bad, even though I’m not a huge fan of hers, obviously. But now she’s complaining that the financial powers that be behind the film wanted her to come in below 140 pounds. That’s not exactly a stick figure, by the way. Read what she had to say about this meager request, though…

Amy Schumer slimmed down for her hit movie “Trainwreck” because, well, she was sort of shamed into it.

“The only change was that it was explained to me before I did that movie [‘Trainwreck’] that if you weigh over 140 pounds as a woman in Hollywood, if you’re on the screen it will hurt people’s eyes,” the 35-year-old said during an appearance on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” which will air Saturday.

Schumer said she obliged and lost weight for the role in which she played Amy, a polygamous, heavy-drinking New Yorker who finds herself falling for a sports doctor.

“I didn’t know that, so I lost some weight to do that, but never again,” she added.

I think this tweet puts everything I’ve just written above, along with her whining, into the proper perspective…

https://twitter.com/avi_fisk/status/776857304566263808

But no, instead of it being part of the fucking work you have to do if you want certain roles, Amy Schumer is trying to turn it into a sexism thing. It’s much easier than putting down the KFC and Haagen-Daz for a few months in order to get in shape for a role. Obviously, I’ve struggled with weight issues as well, before anyone says I’m a hypocrite. The thing is, no one is asking me to get in tip-top shape in exchange for millions of dollars. If they were, I would do whatever they asked. Plus, think about all the specialized chefs and trainers this fraud has access to.

The whole thing is pathetic, which isn’t much of a surprise when you think about who we’re dealing with here.

16 comments
  1. Schumer is chubby and in her mid thirties, if she doesn’t want to do the work she should just get the fuck out of the way and let some young starry eyed lady have her own fifteen minutes in the Hollywoo sun. Never heard of this movie before now and judging by the plot synopses I’d still have zero interest in ever seeing it even if it wasn’t blighted by Shumer’s presence.

  2. They need to write stories so that more female leads could wear burkahs throughout the movie. But then they might just be CGI’d.

      1. I’m talking about that dreadful movie earlier this year that bombed with four unattractive female comics in tan overalls that use CGI beams of something to destroy the Stay-Puf marshmallow monster by hitting it in the groin.
        The reboot failed with a blue screen of death, but it was attempted.

  3. LOL. Saw this, and all that sprang to mind was Chris Pratt, and his joke about when he got the nod to play Peter Quill. According to Pratt, he put the phone down, and called to his wife Anna Faris, ‘Honey, I gotta lose seventy pounds! STOP BAKING!’

    And he damn well did lose the weight too. 🙂

  4. this is the feminist side of the sjw-ism

    the one that’s all about lowering the standards for themselves, because they don’t want to put in the work

    connected to the side that’s about making other women become worse versions of themselves, because in contrast that makes them look better, and it’s an alternative to actually working on improving themselves

    connected to the fat acceptance movement as well

    the actual results are more women being unhappy about themselves, worse movies, and more deaths due to heart attacks, a less productive nation, etc

    but see how all the dots connect, and it’s all just a network of self serving narratives disguised as something altruistic

  5. Remember when she publicly shamed a guy, then threw him out, just for making a juvenile comment? Yeah, who’d wanna see her tits in the first place?

  6. It’s going to be damn near impossible for you to get sober as long as you remain such a hateful person. Letting go of anger is a huge relief. It frees up a lot of energy. Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve been sober three years, now. Good luck.

  7. Oh boo-hoo crying about sexism when told to lose weight. Even if the role didn’t require it, losing weight would still be important to prevent health problems down the line and allow you to live longer and have more stamina.

  8. In other news, actors Chris Evans, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig, Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington and Henry Cavill reveal that they, too, have been “shamed” into transforming from their normal, dad-bodded selves into veritable Adonises for their various roles.

    In all seriousness though, this also pisses me off because there are literally thousands, if not tens of thousands of actors around the nation that work to stay in shape and be “camera-ready”, in addition to the time and resources they’ve put into their craft and training.

    Meanwhile this fat, mediocre slag is somehow successful and is complaining about being told to lose weight.

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