Amy Schumer Opens Up About Not Being Retouched in Her New Film 'I Feel Pretty'
By Meredith B. Kile
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Amy Schumer isn't shying away from her imperfections in her new comedy, I Feel Pretty.
In the film, the 36-year-old actress and comedian stars as Renee Barrett, an ordinary woman who struggles with body image and feelings of insecurity until she wakes up after a head injury and suddenly sees herself as the most beautiful woman in the world, despite her appearance remaining unchanged.
Schumer recently sat down with her new pal Oprah Winfrey's BFF, Gayle King, for an interview, which will air in full on CBS This Morning on Thursday, and opened up about her desire to show off her real body in the film, flaws and all.
"I said, 'Do not retouch me in this movie. Do not retouch anything,'" she revealed. "You see my cellulite. You see my, my rolls, whatever….It's like, I feel great. And I just want, I want other women, other people to -- to feel good about themselves. And I think walking out of this movie you really do."
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When King referenced Drake's lyrics from "Fancy," in which the rapper rhymes about women who worry over their weight, even though "men never notice," Schumer noted that it was another hip-hop star's body-positive message that inspired her.
"Kendrick [Lamar] has that line, like... he's tired of the Photoshop," the Inside Amy Schumer star said, referencing Lamar's DAMN. single, "Humble." "He wants cellulite, stretch marks. I'm, like, 'Well, here I am, Kendrick.'"
ET caught up with Schumer at the premiere of her new comedy at the Westwood Village Theatre in Westwood, California, on Tuesday, where she also gushed over the support from her new husband Chris Fischer.
"I'm psyched I found that dude," she told ET's Kevin Frazier. "He's really supportive and excited for me, and I think he's really proud of the movie, too. And the message it sends."