Amy Schumer says that she thought fame would 'bring some other level of joy'
Amy Schumer's celebrity status has definitely risen far in the last five years or so, and now she has a baby on the way. But, as she revealed in a recent interview with The New York Times, wealth, fame and fortune isn't exactly all it's cracked up to be.
In the interview, she speaks about the morning sickness she's suffering before her May due date, something made a lot worse from her hyperemesis. This condition makes her persistently nauseous, especially when travelling. She's even been hospitalised four times because of it.
In addition to her current situation on the motherhood front, Schumer spoke about what it's like to be in her place in the entertainment industry. "Being cool is powerful in this industry, but there’s nothing more powerful than not giving a f***," she said, before revealing that fame didn't exactly solve all her problems.
"Young me thought this [fame] would bring some other level of joy," she said. "I think I will experience that with a baby. But other than that, it doesn’t exist."
Schumer has faced plenty of criticism over the years from various groups, with her comedy lampooned from both sides of the political spectrum. Many called her out for cultural appropriation, offensive jokes, and even claim she stole jokes. And as the years have gone on, she has changed her act too.
“I played a Republican fool, kind of racist, homophobic, everything. Once I started being myself onstage, some felt I lied to them. They felt duped. Comics say we used to be able to say this, and it was funny. That’s over, so evolve! I’m down to evolve.”
Her stand-up, and her new film I Feel Pretty covers objectification of women, a topic she's clearly passionate about. She's previously said that she believes that "being a woman sucks". On an episode of Dax Shepard‘s podcast Armchair Expert, she said:
"It's very difficult ... We're sexualised all the time, even when it seems crazy. I feel really bad for these girls who are so hot because guys can't handle it. You can't have a conversation, everything skews sexual and you're gonna be treated differently.
"1 in 6 women reports being sexually assaulted, but really it's 1 in 3 women. So we're not even like, is this gonna happen? We're like, when? Like if I'm in New York and I take the subway - women, we run home at night. We're afraid. We put the key between our two fingers, like we're gonna be able to do something with that.
"We live in constant fear of violence. Just the feeling that we have all day, walking past a guy sitting alone on a bench. We just brace ourselves. And I think that's something men don't really understand."
Her new special, Growing, is said to look into her pregnant life - and will be on Netflix on March 19.