Amy Schumer Reveals The Reason That Helped Her "Fall In Love” With Herself
Every fan of the American stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is looking forward to seeing her new film “I Feel Pretty,” a fearless body-image satire, which addresses the inevitable self-esteem issues created in a culture obsessed with looks.
Amy portrays a woman who doesn’t believe she’s beautiful, but she gets a powerful shot of self-confidence.
If you feel like this (we’ve all been there), then it’s very likely you’ll enjoy this comedy.
Many American women have been so corrupted by heavily photoshopped magazine covers, surgically enhanced movie stars, and unrealistically proportioned models; so, for some, Schumer is a breath of fresh air, for others – a fixer-upper.
But the actress learned how to survive in the appearance-obsessed industry and overcome her self- esteem issues. On the premiere of “I Feel Pretty,” Amy shared what helped her to “fall in love” with herself. She said:
It was really empowering to play my character, Renee, feeling so good about herself. It really helps me fall in love with myself. You know, people were wondering what I was picturing when I was looking in the mirror and a lot of people thought I was picturing somebody really skinny or whatever they thought, I was just looking at myself and being grateful for the skin that I come in, that I’m healthy and strong. And I hope everyone who sees the movie feels that way.
Schumer addressed the issue of body-shaming before. When the news that she might be playing Barbie in a live-action movie appeared on the Internet, it created an avalanche of negative comments with people saying that Amy is too “fat” for the role.
The actress took to Instagram to answer to the body-shamers:
When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I’m a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making tv and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I’m fearless like you can be.
Amy also said that she will continue to be a role model for those who have experienced bullying, and she will continue fighting for them, urging them to fight for themselves, too.
We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can’t hear them because we are getting s— done.
Schumer is certainly following her own advice, as she has become a successful actress, stand-up comedian, and two Grammy Awards nominee, despite what people might think about her looks.