Trainwreck: Amy Schumer had to lose weight so she wouldn’t ‘hurt people’s eyes’
The comedienne and actress, who rose to fame with her outspoken feminist stand-up routines, has revealed she was pressured to lose weight for her role in the outrageous romantic comedy.hollywood Updated: Sep 17, 2016 15:09 IST
Funnywoman Amy Schumer was told by movie bosses she had to lose weight for her role in Trainwreck.
The comedienne and actress, who rose to fame with her outspoken feminist stand-up routines, has revealed she was pressured to lose weight for her role in the outrageous romantic comedy.
Amy says she was shocked when she was told to lose weight before starring in Trainwreck.
The 35-year-old actress was told to drop the pounds before appearing in the hit film to avoid “hurting people’s eyes” and whilst she initially went along with it, she soon realised it was wrong, reported Female First.
“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 ... I didn’t know that so I lost some weight to do that but never again,” she told The Jonathan Ross Show.
Amy recently released a tell-all book about her life, titled The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, in which she recalls how she went from living in luxury as the daughter of a furniture magnate, to poverty when her father fell ill.
Speaking about her change in fortunes she jokes, “I was a rich kid and then at 12 all of a sudden we were barely eating a goat around the fire.
Best known for her hit TV series Inside Amy Schumer, which airs in New Zealand on Comedy Central, the Golden Globe nominated funny girl is now taking her stand-up comedy routine around the world.
Amy announced her world tour in June and her tour includes one show scheduled for Auckland’s Vector Arena on Saturday December 17, riding on the back of her Australian tour dates.