As Amy Schumer’s star continues to rise, her career can be measured in terms of the roles she takes on as well as the ones she turns down. Case in point: having her own season on "The Bachelorette."
The drumbeat from fans to have the 34-year-old comedian join the ABC dating competition show next season began after her hilarious guest appearance on Season 11 a few weeks ago. Since then, there's been an outcry to make her the star of her own season of the hit reality seres. Recently, Entertainment Weekly reported that she joked about accepting the role… under a few conditions.
“I would choose Afghanistan [as the location]. I hear that’s a really cool place to hang, but I’ll never know,” Schumer joked. “I’d want it to be only Asian guys who could apply. I would want $1 million, and I would donate it to a charity that would keep that guy Tony [Harris] from this season away from me. It’s my own charity: He has to stay a football field away from me at all times.”
Speaking at a recent SAG screening of her movie “Trainwreck,” Schumer took a more serious tone when discussing the prospect of joining the show, saying it’s probably not going to happen, Variety reports.
“I really was very tempted,” the “Inside Amy Schumer” star told the audience. “But I think the franchise would be over. People got mad that Kaitlyn [Bristowe] f---ed one guy. Can you imagine me?”
While Schumer hasn’t completely rejected the notion of appearing on “The Bachelorette” officially, this wouldn’t be the first high-profile gig she's turned down. It was revealed earlier this week that Comedy Central offered her the role of host of “The Daily Show” once Jon Stewart retires from the position, in August. However, she said no and the job ultimately went to Trevor Noah.
“Just picturing being in the same building every day… I just pictured all of the fittings, like all of the blazers I would have to wear,” she told Howard Stern (via People). “I was like, ‘I don’t want to do that.' Trevor will be so much better at it than I could’ve ever been.”