Amy Schumer Weighs in on Anne Hathaway as 'Barbie'

Amy Schumer isn't able to star in the upcoming Barbie movie from Sony, but she isn't disappointed with the studio's choice for her replacement. On Tuesday, the 36-year-old comedian took to Instagram to weigh in on Anne Hathaway possibly stepping into the title role.

The Trainwreck star posted a makeup-free selfie on social media to respond to the news of Hathaway's potential casting.

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"Hathaway smathawayjkjk she's perfect!! Can't wait to see it!" she captioned the snap.

At this time, Hathaway's involvement in the film has not been confirmed. However, the Oscar winner is the reported frontrunner for the role.

Back in March, Schumer revealed that she had to back out of the Barbie movie because of "scheduling conflicts."

“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” she said in a statement to Variety. “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.”

Sony issued their own statement about Schumer's departure, saying, “We respect and support Amy’s decision. We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”

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After the news broke that Schumer was being cast to play Barbie, she found herself on the receiving end of social media backlash from her online haters. However, she clapped back at her critics with a message of gratitude.

"Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so," Schumer wrote in an Instagram post this past December.

"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," she added.

Australian filmmaker Alethea Jones is directing the live-action Barbie film. Sony has been developing the project for several years. Amy Pascal, Laurie MacDonald, and Walter F. Parkes are producing.


Barbie is expected to hit theaters on June 29, 2018.

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