WATCH: Amy Schumer Gets Real About Body Image in Hollywood
Amy Schumer is all about women, and we’re all about Amy Schumer.
If you feel smart, you feel sexy, but then you go to get dressed, and I say all the time ‘I don’t that chip where I know how to dress.’…
It’s been a struggle for me my whole life, and especially just being in the entertainment industry. Standing on a stage in front of people, I can’t perform my best or be confident if I’m not sure — if I’m pulling at something [I’m wearing]. And sometimes I would just want to throw in the towel and be like, ‘I’m not gonna go do standup tonight.’
We’ve definitely all been there.
My sister [Kim Caramele] and I, we both have always dressed badly. Leesa had given me this gift of showing me how to dress and feel good. And she didn’t have to do this, she just did. She shopped for my sister also, and seeing my little sister wearing a little blazer and a shirt and looking just like a strong, beautiful woman. I realized that holding myself back was also holding her back. And to see this person I care the most about being given those tools was really moving for me.
And I just wanted to give it to every woman.
Schumer has a style fund organization and partnering up with Goodwill of Southern California, she recently cohosted a style empowerment workshop, helping to inspire other women through fashion. She added to Shriver, “It is such a gift to be given, to learn how to dress, to feel good about myself, and that’s the gift that we want to give everyone, everywhere.”
The 34-year-old comedian also spilled about her HBO special (Live at the Apollo Theatre), which premieres Oct. 17 at 10 p.m.
The special’s me saying ‘Okay, I just got kind of thrust into Hollywood, and this is my experience of it,’ and it is about self-esteem. I feel like I kind of went underground, like I was doing a story on Hollywood, and I’m coming out like ‘Okay, here’s what’s going on: No one’s just naturally thin. Everyone’s starving. And telling all the things I found out in a way that hopefully will make everybody laugh and feel better, which is my goal across the board with everything.
Clear your schedules for tomorrow, people.