Amy Schumer’s candid take on her body image is making her an influential figure in the body positivity movement.
“I have never been apologetic for what could be considered a flaw on my body,” Schumer tells Australia’s “The Project”. “Every year I get more and more comfortable in my own skin – even if there’s more of it now.”
The actress admitted she’s at her “biggest” she’s ever been but also feels the best she’s ever felt. Schumer has heard the insults hurled at her behind her back over her weight but doesn’t let the haters bring her down.
“I exercise, I eat well, I just don’t starve myself,” she says, admitting she also goes through phases where she doesn’t exactly feel her most glamorous. “Not that I don’t get my period every month and not feel like hot garbage, but nothing can really mess with my baseline at this point in terms of my confidence.”
The 36-year-old actress recently tied the knot in a surprise February ceremony to her beau, chef Chris Fischer. “I think men are so happy to have a naked woman in front of them that they’re not going to say, ‘Oh, you have a bit of cellulite’ and call an Uber,” she jokes.
Schumer is bringing her message of body positivity to the big screen in the comedy “I Feel Pretty”, which sees an insecure woman believe she’s the most beautiful and confident woman in the world following a head injury.
“I Feel Pretty” opens in theatres April 20.