Amy Schumer: I was told to be the fat friend

2015-08-03 18:00
 

Los Angeles - Amy Schumer was told "you should either lose weight or gain a bunch of weight, like be the fat friend or the romantic lead" at her first audition.

The Trainwreck star couldn't believe she was told this when she took her first step into a career in the movie industry, but thinks it's a very "self-inflicted thing" because people put pressure on themselves.

She shared: "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."

The 33-year-old US comic actress also offered up some advice for ignoring haters.

She told the Mirror newspaper's Notebook magazine: "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 fuck that."

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