Amy Schumer is set to star in the new Barbie movie.
The 35-year-old actress’ character will be expelled from Barbieland for failing to live up to the perfection expected of its residents and will set off on a journey of self-discovery.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the live-action movie will be a “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism, and identity”.
The movie does not have a director yet but Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and Amy Pascal will produce the film from a script written by Hilary Winston. However, Amy and her sister, Inside Amy Schumer producer Kim Caramele, are expected to rewrite the script.
Meanwhile, Amy recently revealed was told to lose weight before starring in Trainwreck to avoid “hurting people’s eyes”.
She said: “The only change was that it was explained to me before I did that movie [‘Trainwreck’] that if you weigh over 140 pounds as a woman in Hollywood, if you’re on the screen it will hurt people’s eyes … I didn’t know that so I lost some weight to do that but never again.”
Meanwhile, Amy previously revealed she was told at her first audition that she should either lose weight or put on a lot of weight so she could be cast in the role of the “fat friend”.
She said: “At my first audition when I was 21, they were like, ‘You should either lose weight or gain a bunch of weight, like be the fat friend or the romantic lead.’ Can you believe they said this? But I feel like more than other people saying it, it’s a self-inflicted thing. We put pressure on ourselves and hold ourselves to this unrealistic standard … I want to throw my hands in the air after reading a mean Twitter comment and say, ‘Alright! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice … All my self-worth is based on what you can see. But then I think f*** that.”