Why Amy Schumer will never lose weight for a movie role ever again

Amy Schumer says she will never lose weight for a movie role ever again. The star has revealed that she regrets succumbing to pressure to shed some pounds prior to filming her hit comedy Trainwreck in 2014.


Amy insists she will never again lose weight for a role.

Speaking with British talk show host Jonathan Ross, Amy says she was informed that if you weigh "over 140 pounds as a woman in Hollywood, if you're on the screen it will hurt people's eyes." She added: "I didn't know that so I lost some weight to do that but never again."

This isn't the first time that the comedian has spoken out on body image in Hollywood. Earlier this year, the 35-year-old sat down with Today's Maria Shriver to talk about insecurities and how she wants to use her platform to promote a positive message.


“It’s really exciting for me to be in a position to say, "What about loving yourself how you are? What about saying this is how I look and I’m beautiful and I’m strong? You’re not going to be what everybody loves. But you have to love yourself. Making the decision to do that is something you can actually do.”

In addition to addressing body image concerns, the actress has also expressed her disdain over attending some of today's hottest fashion events, in particular, the Met Gala. Even though she looked stunning in a tangerine-hued gown by Alexander Wang, Amy told Howard Stern that the process of dressing up "felt like punishment."

Amy says her first Met Gala was also her last.

"I got to meet Beyoncé and she was like, 'Is this your first Met Gala?' And I was like, 'It's my last.' It felt like a punishment. It's not me and I don't like it."

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