Amy Schumer Reacts to ‘Barbie’ After Dropping Out of Movie

Amy Schumer isn’t a part of the Barbie film anymore, however she nonetheless went to see it — and she or he’s a fan.

“Actually loved Barbie and Oppenheimer however I believe I ought to have performed Emily Blunt‘s position,” Schumer, 42, joked by way of Instagram on Monday, July 24, alongside a photograph of herself in a straw hat. “Do higher Hollywood.”

Schumer was seemingly one among many filmgoers who dedicated to a Barbie and Oppenheimer double function — in any other case often known as Barbenheimer — over the weekend. In contrast to most film followers, nevertheless, Schumer had a private connection to one of many movies. She was initially alleged to star in a distinct model of Barbie that was in improvement earlier than Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig took over the undertaking.

Schumer’s involvement within the film was introduced in December 2016, however she dropped out three months later, citing scheduling conflicts. “The movie has a lot promise, and Sony and Mattel have been nice companions,” she stated in a press release on the time. “I’m bummed, however stay up for seeing Barbie on the massive display.”

Margot Robbie
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Final month, nevertheless, Schumer admitted that she truly exited Barbie due to artistic disagreements with the unique group behind the movie.

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“I believe we stated it was scheduling conflicts, that’s what we stated,” she defined throughout a June look on Watch What Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen. “However yeah, it actually was simply artistic variations. However you realize, there’s a brand new group behind it, and it seems prefer it’s very feminist and funky so I will probably be seeing the film.”

When host Andy Cohen requested whether or not that meant the unique model of the script didn’t “really feel feminist and funky,” Schumer replied, “Yeah! Yeah.”

Final 12 months, Schumer claimed that Sony, which was then producing the film, had a really completely different model of Barbie in thoughts. (The Gerwig model was finally produced by Warner Bros.)

Amy Schumer Reacts to Barbie After Dropping Out 6 Years Ago Cast

(L-R) Ana Cruz Kayne, Sharon Rooney, Alexandra Shipp, Margot Robbie, Hari Nef and Emma Mackey.
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“They positively didn’t need to do it the way in which I wished to do it, the one manner I used to be considering doing it,” she advised The Hollywood Reporter in March 2022, including that she knew one thing wasn’t clicking when she obtained a pair of Manolo Blahniks to have a good time her position within the movie. “The concept that’s simply what each girl should need, proper there, I ought to have gone, ‘You’ve bought the incorrect gal.’”

Followers might by no means know what a Schumer model of Barbie would have appeared like, however the Gerwig model is clearly successful. The film — which hit theaters on Friday, July 21 — shattered box-office expectations, raking in a record-breaking $155 million over its opening weekend to land the largest debut of the 12 months. Barbie‘s success additionally marked the largest opening weekend ever for a film directed by a lady.

Oppenheimer, in the meantime, completed the weekend in second place with a formidable $80.5 million opening.