Amy Schumer told to lose weight for Trainwreck role
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.
When asked by U.K. chat show host Jonathan Ross how becoming a Hollywood star has changed her, Amy, 35, admits, "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."
The request to lose weight came despite her writing the film and drawing on her own experiences to create the character she played in the movie, also called Amy.
After the experience, the star has vowed that she will never again look to lose weight in order to take on a role.
"I didn't know that so I lost some weight to do that but never again," she adds.
The interview airs on Saturday (16Sep16).
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.
"I could tell most clearly by the quality of my birthday parties because one year we had in New York, a farm party and there were farm animals... And then the next year my birthday party, after we went bankrupt, my parents just put a light fixture on the floor and my dad put a video camera upside down and we just danced around pretending like we were dancing on the ceiling (her party was themed after the Lionel Richie song Dancing on the Ceiling)."
- Cover Media