Amy Schumer explains why she's been 'protective' about her 'Trainwreck' character

Amy Schumer at Writer Oscar Roundtable
Amy Schumer at Writer Oscar Roundtable


Writer and actress Amy Schumer discussed her film, Trainwreck, for which she has earned a Golden Globe nominations for best performance by a female in a comedy, during The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable.

She lamented writing a piece that was so close to her personally saying, "Then you have to talk about, 'How true is this?' And you're just like, 'Who cares?'"

"The nature of my movie," says the stand-up, "they're just like, 'How many dicks have you seen? Like how many dicks have been dangling in front of you?'" Schumer has been vocal about how disheartening it is to be labeled a "sex-comic" as she sees no difference in the way she talks about sex in her work compared to her male counterparts.

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"I was very protective of the character I was playing. It was sort of me, if I had been suspended in where I was sort of sophomore year of college with sleeping around and drinking a lot and I think knowing people are so quick to dismiss as a woman as, 'Okay, so she's a slut," so I was really careful with her."

Although Schumer is best known for her performances, she writes all of her own work, including her Emmy-winning Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer. "I love writing," she says, claiming, "I'm an introvert." She says writing is, "such an escape. It's time well spent."

The full Writer Roundtable will air on Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, December 20th, at 8 a.m. PT on Sundance TV.

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