Amy Schumer reveals that she regretted making Trainwreck after the Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater shooting.
The new Vanity Fair cover story and interview on Amy Schumer, written by Bruce Handy, is pretty eye opening. The actress/comedian opens up about the tragic movie theater shooting that took place during a screening of her 2015 movie Trainwreck.
Schumer tells Vanity Fair that she was in a Los Angeles hotel room, still working on her Trainwreck promotional tour, when she received news that a man named John Russell Houser had entered a Louisiana movie theater and started shooting on a Trainwreck audience, killing two women and injuring several others.
“It really … I don’t know. It’s like when the Dark Knight shooting happened, and in Paris. The idea of people trying to go out and have a good time—you know, like looking forward to it?—I don’t know why that makes me the saddest.” She was crying now, but speaking in a steady voice. “So my publicist told me. And then I put on the news. I was by myself in a hotel, and I was just like, I wish I never wrote that movie.” She knew intellectually that she had nothing to do with the shooting, but friends who reached out and tried to comfort her, telling her the shooting wasn’t her “fault,” only made it worse. “I just felt helpless and stupid,” she said.
The shooting motivated Schumer to take a more active role in stopping gun violence and pushing for stricter gun control.
“Every event I go to, you see the same people, and they’re wearing a button of their kid, or kids, or their mother, or someone who died and didn’t have to,” she tells Vanity Fair. “And they’re like, ‘Thank you. Please keep going.’ Because, unfortunately, someone with some celebrity brings more attention to it than a politician.”
Via: Vanity Fair