Hollywood told Amy Schumerto lose weight if she wanted to become a successful actress. For a short while, she listened,shedding some pounds for her film Trainwreck.
But as many Amy Schumer stories go, her begrudging acquiescence quickly turned into a giant middle finger. In her stand-up special Amy Schumer: The Leather Special, released Tuesday on Netflix,the comediancandidly addresses the pressures she faced to fit that leading-actress mold.
Im what Hollywood calls, very fat, she said. Somebody, like, explained to me, Just so you know, Amy, no pressure, but if you weigh over 140 lbs, it will hurt peoples eyes.
I just bought it. I was like, Okay, Im new to town, she continued. So I lost weight.
Although Hollywood might have been happy with the results Trainwreck launched her to superstardom Schumer never felt comfortable in her new body type.
I look very stupid skinny. My dumb head stays the same size but then my body, like, shrivels, she said. Nobody likes it. Its not cute on me.
So to remedy the situation, Schumer revenge ate after Trainwreck filming was complete to get back to her original weight.
I feel very good in my own skin, she explained. I feel strong. I feel healthy. I do. I feel sexy.
On that note, it may be time to officially retire revenge body and fully endorse revenge eating as our new mantra. Sorry, Khloe.