Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Dropped Out Of The Role Of Barbie In Upcoming Film

Why is Amy Schumer not a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world?


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Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film is the talk of the town, with pictures of leading lady Margo Robbie living life in plastic (its fantastic!) going viral and taking over the internet.

But originally it wasn’t Margo cruising around in a pink plastic car as Amy Schumer originally signed on for the part of Barbie.

Official pics for the film were dropped LAST YEAR, so it might feel like we’ve been waiting forever, but the film has been in the works for much longer. And back in 2016 the film had a different creative team, and starring actress.

But Amy left the project due to scheduling conflicts…or so she said! But while chatting on Watch What Happens Live, the comedian revealed her real motivations for saying goodbye to the film.


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In 2017 it was announced that Amy was leaving the project, and while despite her initial reasoning, the actress has reveal she actual quit over creative differences.

“I think we said it was scheduling conflict, that’s what we said. But yeah, it really was just, like, creative differences,” Amy confessed.

However a new team has taken over the project and Amy has nothing but good things to sat about the new iteration.

“But you know what? There’s like a new team behind it, and it looks like it’s very feminist and cool. So, I will be seeing that movie,” she explained.

“I can’t wait to see the movie, I think it looks awesome.”

When asked by the host Andy Cohen if the original “didn’t feel feminist and cool when you were involved in it,” Amy just replied, “Yeah.”


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The new Barbie film is set to be released on the 21st of July.

Starring alongside Margo will be Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, Nicola Coughlan, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, John Cena, America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, and Emerald Fennell.

Dua Lipa, Karol G, and PinkPantheress have all released new songs for the films soundtrack.



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