“Trainwreck” star Amy Schumer poked fun at the Kardashian family for their apparent obsession with plastic surgery on “Saturday Night Live” last week, but now the comedian is getting serious. The New York native opened up on NBC’s “Today” Friday to talk about her struggle with body image.
Life hasn’t always been a barrel of laughs for Schumer. "It's an emotional thing," she told Maria Shriver Friday. "It's been a struggle for me my whole life, and especially just being in the entertainment industry. Standing on a stage in front of people, I can't perform my best or be confident if I'm not sure-- if I'm pulling at something [I'm wearing]. And sometimes I would just want to throw in the towel and be like, 'I'm not gonna go do standup tonight.'"
Part of what helped Schumer is finding the right clothes. She credits stylist Leesa Evans, who she met on the set of “Trainwreck.” "Leesa had given me this gift of showing me how to dress and feel good. And she didn't have to do this, she just did,” Schumer explained. “She shopped for my sister also, and seeing my little sister wearing a little blazer and a shirt and looking just like a strong, beautiful woman, it was... to see this person I care the most about being given those tools was really moving for me."
Schumer, 34, being serious about something-- or anything-- is different than people are used to. She recently started a mini-feud with “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Khloé Kardashian, 31, after she said that young women should have better idols that the reality family with her signature sass.
The zinger that apparently upset the youngest Kardashian sister was when Schumer touched on one of the reigning Kardashian rumors. “We have to be role models for these little girls, because who do they have? All they have literally is the Kardashians,” she said last Saturday. “Is that a great message for little girls? A whole family of women who take the faces they were born with as, like, a light suggestion.”
Kardashian didn't find humor in the joke. “No need [to] tear down others just [to] make [yourself] feel bigger,” the "KUWTK" star tweeted Sunday. “It actually makes [you] quite small. I'm on a healthy journey. I don't care for the hate.”
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