Amy Schumer Says Actresses Gotta Be Smarter 'If You Have A Stomach' by the Forward

Amy Schumer Says Actresses Gotta Be Smarter 'If You Have A Stomach'

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Amy Schumer is going viral for musing about the implications of her actually-how-a-normal-woman-looks figure… Again.

During Sunday night’s Critics Choice Awards, Schumer accepted the Critics’ Choice MVP Award from presenter Judd Apatow and gave a hilarious acceptance speech that was, as it always is with her, feminist at its core.

“I am plus-plus-size actress Amy Schumer,” she began to the roaring laughter of the audience.

Schumer thanked Trainwrekc’s producer, Judd Apatow for taking a chance on her and the critics for their positive reactions to the film.

“Thank you for this trophy, covering the reason that I had to write my own [stuff],” Schumer said. “If you’re an actress and you have this area right here,” she said, touching her stomach, “you have to write your own stuff if you want to get it made.”

Commenting on the sad reality actresses have to deal with, Schumer mocked the media and public’s reaction to her naked Annie Liebowitz shoot: “This is where I get really ‘brave’ as everyone said after my Annie Leibovitz photo. That’s what you want everyone to say when a naked photo of you goes viral. You want them to say, ‘What a brave photo.’ You’re like, ‘Thanks, wow, thank you.’”

Schumer paid tribute in her speech to Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, the victims of the Lafayette theater shooting who died when a gunman opened fire 20 minutes into a screening of “Trainwreck” last July.

Sunday was also the first time Schumer’s new boyfriend, Ben Hanisch, accompanied her as a date to an awards show. We love them already.

Watch the full acceptance speech below:


Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem is the former research editor and assistant to the editor and was also responsible for the Forward’s annual Salary Survey. Previously she served as the editor of Blognik Beat, a blog written by students who emigrated from or have ties to the Former Soviet Union. Maia is a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Amy Schumer Says Actresses Gotta Be Smarter 'If You Have A Stomach'

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