Lena Dunham is opening up about the unusual way she and Amy Schumer became friends.
In a profile on Schumer for the New York Times, the former “Girls” star, 32, recalls bonding with the comedian over trolls on social media.
“It’s a pretty specific experience,” Dunham tells the Times. “Most people don’t know what it’s like to open social media in the morning and hear you are physically, socially and politically worthless.”
Schumer, however, can take the hate. “She’s titanium,” marvels Dunham, “and part of her skill is the ability to make it look easy.”
As Schumer explains, her attitude toward haters came from Dave Chapelle. “I was kind of retreating a bit in general after years of getting beaten down,” Schumer says. “And Chappelle was like: ‘There’s a lot of love out there for you, Amy. I don’t know why, but I heard it.'”
Schumer’s next project, a new standup comedy special titled “Amy Schumer Growing”, is bound to find its own haters, but the “Trainwreck” actress doesn’t care.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with my special — what’s the thing people will be furious about?” she ponders. “It sucks to have everyone mad at me. But I’m not too careful.”
“Amy Schumer Growing” hits Netflix on March 19.