Amy Schumer reveals that she grew closest to pal Jennifer Lawrence in a time of tragedy.
In an interview with with Lena Dunham for her Lenny newsletter, the 35-year-old comedian nearly cries talking about the day she found out that a man had opened fire inside a Lafayette, Louisiana, theater during a showing of her film, Trainwreck.
"I mean, on paper it's like yes, of course, yes, you connect to that, two women were murdered, you know. But knowing it was my movie, and … that they went and they bought tickets and wanted to go see this movie, it just crushed me," she says. "I felt so powerless. And it felt a little bit like something that I had done, that there was a connection to me actually hurting people."
Schumer recalls that it was Lawrence who helped her put things in perspective. "I didn't really know how to react. I was so upset, I watched the news that whole night, I was just f**king f**ked up by it," she continues. "You know, that is actually when I felt the closest to Jennifer Lawrence, because that day she texted me, 'It's your fault.' And in times like that only jokes make you feel a little better."
Dunham responds, "Jennifer Lawrence texting 'It's your fault' is, like, the greatest worst thing I ever heard."
Dunham also became friends with Schumer after she auditioned for the role of Shoshanna on Girls. Both ladies were at this year's Met Gala and, like Schumer expressed in a recent interview with Howard Stern, Dunham admits she also wasn't too thrilled about being at the event.
"You and I were literally sitting across from each other at the Met Ball, and it was like a crazy countdown to when we could escape. You were like, 'We're honored to be here. We're honored to be here,'" Dunham quips. "I was like, 'This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.'"