Amy Schumer ditched the original Barbie movie because it ‘didn’t feel feminist and cool’

Amy Schumer Didn’t Feel Plastic Life While Developing Previous Version Of Upcoming Live-Action Barbie movie.

Before Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and writer-director Greta Gerwig were involved in the blockbuster Mattel’s iconic line of dolls, Schumer was in charge of directing the project when writer Hilary Winston’s script was in development at Sony. Schumer reportedly worked on improving the script to his liking before giving up in 2017, and the project was transferred to Warner Bros., with Gerwig and his longtime partner Noah Baumbach penning a new screenplay.

“They said I was too skinny,” Schumer joked when asked about the OG idea on Thursday’s episode of Bravo. Watch what’s happening live with Andy Cohen. “I can’t wait to see the movie. I think it looks great. I think we said it was scheduling conflicts. That’s what we said. But it was really like creative differences. But there’s a new team behind it and it sounds very feminist and cool, so I’m going to see that movie.”

When Cohen asked Schumer if the first iteration “didn’t feel feminist and cool” when involved, the Inside Amy Schumer And Rail accident The star replied with a simple “Yeah”.

Amy Schumer;  Margot Robbie in "Barbie"

Amy Schumer; Margot Robbie in “Barbie”

Getty; Warner Bros. Amy Schumer; Margot Robbie in “Barbie”

Schumer said The Hollywood Reporter in 2022 that an incident involving a Jell-O shoe led to its release.

“They certainly didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,” she told the outlet, confirming that she wanted the character to be an “inventor,” but the studio wanted her invention to be a shoe made from candy.” The idea that this is just what every woman should want, right there, I should have said, ‘You’ve got the wrong girl.'”

EW contacted Sony and Warner Bros. for comments.

Barbie is in theaters July 21. Watch Schumer discuss dropping the original film above.

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