When Sony announced that Amy Schumer was set to play Barbie in a live-action film, the internet lost it. Even though Barbie wouldn't be a bimbo in the movie, most people weren't able to wrap their heads around the comedian playing the iconic character — it was a very polarizing choice.
However, Amy Schumer walked away from the project after "scheduling conflicts" — and now, Anne Hathaway is in talks to play the live-action Barbie. So, what does Schumer think about it?
Amy Schumer Reacts To Anne Hathaway Casting News On Instagram
After news leaked that Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to take over the role, Schumer made it clear that there are no hard feelings here. On her Instagram post pictured above, Schumer wrote:
"Hathaway smathaway jkjk she's perfect! Can't wait to see it!"
Clearly, Schumer is expressing her unique sense of humor, hinting at the fact that people might take this story out of proportion and make it look like Hathaway replaced her. Instead, not only did Schumer endorse Hathaway, but she said the actress is a perfect fit for the role.
The live-action Barbie movie is reported to focus on a Barbie who feels as though she doesn't belong in a doll's perfect, plastic world. So, the protagonist travels to the real world, where she learns that her individuality is her greatest strength.
Sony Pictures is hoping for a June 29, 2018 release.
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