Amy Schumer Responds to Reports That Anne Hathaway Is Replacing Her as 'Barbie:' 'She's Perfect'
By Desiree Murphy
Amy Schumer is keeping up with all the Barbie updates.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the 36-year-old comedian had to drop out of Sony's upcoming live-action comedy, and although she's no longer able to play the lead role, it appears she's still excited for the film.
According to Variety, Anne Hathaway is now reportedly in talks to play Barbie in the big screen adaptation of Mattel's legendary toy line. And if it's true, it looks like she already has Schumer's approval!
The Trainwreck star took to Instagram amid reports on Tuesday, posting a makeup free selfie and a message regarding her potential replacement.
"Hathaway smathaway jkjk she's perfect!!," she joked in the caption. "Can't wait to see it!"
Schumer announced she was dropping out of the movie in March. Production for the movie was originally supposed to start in June, with a summer 2018 release.
"Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts," she said in a statement. "The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I'm bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen."
When Schumer was originally cast for the role, in which she would be playing a Barbie who gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being "perfect enough," she received some major backlash from haters on social media. Many criticized Schumer for not having Barbie's slim figure, which was ironic when taking the movie's plot into consideration.