Sunday, August 9, 2015
Inside Amy Schumer - 12 Angry Men
GQ - "The Force Is Strong With This One"
Chris Heath: Obviously the 12 Angry Men episode was a kind of masterpiece.
Schumer: I had that idea and all of a sudden I was really excited about the third season. It was a scene that I would say I wrote 90 percent on because I don't want the [show's other] writers to go home and think of ways to insult me. I don't want to be handed a new insecurity: "Oh, you didn't know something's wrong with your knees?" I worked really fucking hard on it. It got to me after hours and hours, but I was laughing the whole time, thinking about Paul Giamatti saying, "Her ass makes me furious." [laughs] It was empowering, to put all those insults about myself out there. I love being in my own skin, and I hope other women start feeling better about themselves and waste less energy being ashamed of their bodies.