Amy Schumer has definitely grown on me and I think she is a great comedian. Amy is gearing up for the release of her new film 'Trainwreck' which I am looking forward to. The comedian takes to the cover spot of the Glamour August 2015 issue. On the cover which was photographed by Matt Irwin, Amy is wearing a light blue asymmetrical hem dress with a matching bra underneath.
In the issue she talks about fashion & not judging one another, on being the new face of feminist, if she wasn't confident and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Amy's feature. For more details and to see a behind-the-scenes video, visit Glamour.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on July 14th.
On the moments that shaped the way that she feels about how she looks:
I remember feeling very beautiful and not even thinking about it. In fifth grade, this boy, a friend, was like, “You have a big butt.” That was the first time it occurred to me that people were shaped different. In sixth grade I had a new outfit—tight pants and a tight ribbed shirt—and [another boy] was like, “Whoa, Big Bertha.” I was like, “Oh, big, that’s not good.” But then when I was a freshman, I heard the senior boys were coming to our volleyball games because they liked how I looked in booty shorts. So I got feedback on both ends of the spectrum. But I had good confidence.
On becoming the new face of feminist:
It was very unexpected. I don’t try to be feminist. I just am. It’s innately inside me. I have no interest in trying to be the perfect feminist, but I do believe feminists are in good hands with me.
On if she wasn't confident:
Appearance has so little to do with where we should get our confidence from. But everywhere we turn we’re told we’re supposed to look this certain way. Sometimes I don’t know the difference between J.Lo or Beyonce or Kim Kardashian, if I look quickly! I have looked at myself in the mirror and thought, This is how you look. Embrace that and move on. And Leesa Evans, who was the costume designer on Trainwreck, explained that the way clothes fall on people is never right just out of the gate. You have to get them fixed! But confidence has nothing to do with how you look. I feel happiest when I’m with friends and I’m working really hard.
On having fun with fashion without judging one another:
Not everyone’s wired to understand how to dress. I don’t have that chip. I’ve sometimes not even wanted to leave the house because I can’t find an outfit. I feel best when someone who knows what they’re doing and knows me has dressed me. So ask a friend!