Amy Schumer is revealing that not everything was perfect at Barbieland in 2016.
Schumer, who was originally set to star in and co-write the live-action adaptation of Barbie, said he will see the film “Barbie” starring Margot Robbie and directed by Greta Gerwig. However, Schumer said the original Sony film lacked a “feminist” take on her character, as is clearly the case in Gerwig’s Warner Bros. film.
“I can’t wait to see the movie, it looks amazing,” Schumer said in “See what happens live with Andy Cohen,” adding, “I think we said it was scheduling conflicts, that’s what we said. But yeah, they were really just creative differences.
Schumer continued, “But you know, there’s a new team behind it, and it looks like it’s very feminist and cool, so I’m going to see the movie.”
When “WWHL” host Andy Cohen asked if Schumer’s original film wasn’t “feminist and cool,” the “Life and Beth” creator replied, “Yes.”
Schumer was attached to the movie Barbie in 2016. She told The Hollywood Reporter in March 2022 that Sony “definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,” which resulted in upon his exit from the project. The official reason at the time was a scheduling conflict with Schumer’s 2018 film ‘I Feel Pretty’, but the comedian clarified it was a creative split with Sony that led to the film’s cancellation and eventually switching. at Warner Bros.
Schumer’s Barbie should have been exiled from Barbieland for not being perfect enough, with Schumer and sister and writing partner Kim Caramele writing the doll as an “ambitious inventor”. The studio claimed her invention was a high heel made of Jell-O. Schumer also said she was sent a pair of Manolo Blahniks to celebrate the film deal.
“The idea that that’s just what every woman must want, right there, I should have said, ‘You’ve got the wrong girl,'” Schumer explained at the time. “I felt like I was letting my team down by not being Barbie.”
The project moved to Warner Bros. in 2018, with Gerwig taking over and lead actress Robbie producing. Robbie told Vogue that his production company LuckyChap structured the deal with Warner Bros. and Mattel so that screenwriters Gerwig and Baumbach could have an “open” creative process, “which is really fucking hard to do.”
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