Amy Schumer covers the May issue of InStyle Magazine to promote Snatched. I do not know what to think about this cover? Part of me thinks it’s nice to see a bigger girl play such a traditional “hot girl in a swimsuit” role for the cover of a Beauty Issue. Another part of me is like, “Oh, I get it… she’s no longer interested in doing commentary about these kinds of magazine covers.” It’s a lot like the Lena Dunham-on-Vogue problem: if your brand is anti-status-quo for fashion/beauty, is it “off-brand” to pose like this for a magazine? Anyway, Schumer was interviewed by Jessica Seinfeld for InStyle, and the quotes are about what you would expect. Some highlights:
On drinking: “In the past couple years there have been times when I haven’t drunk for months. What I find is I look so much better, feel amazing…and am so bored. Life isn’t that fun. So I can feel really good for a while, but then it’s one of the things that I look forward to, so until I am told ‘You cannot do this anymore,’ I’ll probably continue to do it.”
She doesn’t wear makeup for her boyfriend: “I’m like a year and a half into my relationship, so I don’t really wear makeup at home. That’s over for him. But, if we’ve kind of been fighting or something, you wanna look a little better so you have a little bit of the upper hand. I’ll use a sunblock with tinted moisturizer, and then mascara, and blush of some kind, so I’m like ‘I’m not wearing makeup. What?’”
On her relationship with fashion: “We’re friends who have an appreciation for each other but don’t ever hang out—and we don’t even pretend to make plans anymore.”
On aging: “What’s good about not being a model is that it’s not the thing I trade on. Once I start looking older, that won’t affect me. I have never gotten anything done because I’m, like, so gorgeous. I’m good-looking enough that I can work in the business. I get enough attention from men that I feel good. I see pictures of myself now, and I look younger than I think of myself. It hasn’t scared me yet.”
On filler: “…I cannot imagine a moment when I will need filler for my face, as if it needs to be filled. Can we unfill this? Let’s get an emptier.”
On what drives her comedy: “As I think frustration is good. I just want to make people laugh, but I’m also in a place where I want to make change. A joke doesn’t have to be something that’s going to make people think, but if it can, that’s better.”
On the source of her confidence: “My parents made me think I was a genius supermodel, and it was kind of too late when I found out that they had been lying.”
“What I find is I look so much better, feel amazing…and am so bored. Life isn’t that fun…” That’s a bad message in general. I don’t think she’s an alcoholic or anything, but if you can’t have as much fun without drinking, the issue is you, not alcohol. As for what she says about beauty and not trading on how she looks… I agree with her, that’s not her brand. Which is why the InStyle cover is a bit weird, right?
Cover courtesy of Carter Smith for InStyle, additional pics by WENN.