Amy Schumer 'Sadly' Drops Out of 'Barbie' Movie Due to Scheduling Conflicts
Looks like we won’t be seeing Amy Schumer play Barbie on the big screen after all.
The 35-year-old actress has dropped out of the Sony live-action comedy, she revealed in a statement to ET on Thursday.
“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” the statement read. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”
Production for the movie, which is based on Mattel’s iconic doll, was supposed to start in June, with a summer 2018 release.
When Schumer was originally cast for the role, in which she would be playing a Barbie who gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being “perfect enough,” she received some major backlash from haters on social media. Many criticized Schumer for not having Barbie’s slim figure, which was ironic when taking the movie’s plot into consideration.
Naturally, the comedian responded on Instagram, unashamedly posting a pic of herself in a swimsuit.
“Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game?” she captioned it. “I don’t think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where’s the shame? It’s not there. It’s an illusion.”
“When I look in the mirror, I know who I am,” she continued. “I’m a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I’m a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making TV and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I’m fearless like you can be. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand. I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice [to play Barbie].”
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