Amy Schumer really didn’t want to be a Barbie girl, living in a Barbie world.
The ‘I Feel Pretty’ actor spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, in a profile published Wednesday, about dropping Sony’s 2017 live-action film ‘Barbie’. She cited the quirky excuse she quoted to leave the project: “scheduling conflicts”. ― wasn’t exactly the whole story.
“They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,” the comedian said.
To illustrate how different their visions were, Schumer said her script made Barbie an inventor, which led the studio to ask Barbie to invent Jell-O high heels. And to celebrate the collaboration, she sent the actor a pair of Manolo Blahniks.
“The idea that this is exactly what every woman should want, right there I should have said, ‘You’ve got the wrong girl,'” Schumer said.
Margot Robbie was then cast as the lead in the 2019 film, which is reportedly still in the works.
Although Schumer is no longer attached to the project, she has her hands full with a slew of new work on the way. Her latest show, “Life & Beth,” will premiere on Hulu on March 18.
Shortly after, the “Trainwreck” actor will co-host the Oscars on March 27 alongside Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall.
“I emailed my lawyer about two jokes the other day, and he was like, ‘No!'” Schumer told THR. And although she said to the point of selling that she would probably take “a few risks”, she joked to Extra earlier this week that she was ready to “burn all bridges”.
“I’m going to get in trouble according to the [usual]”Wanda, Regina are hilarious. And we’re having a blast getting ready. And I mean, I don’t know, I don’t know who made the decision to let me personally be a host.” , but it’s not the right one… because it will cut all the bridges. I will burn all the bridges.