Loving this cover AND interview, y’all.
Amy Schumer is on August’s Marie Claire cover, and not only does the shot look good and not super “sexy,” but the interview feels pretty raw. You can check out Schumer’s cover profile here at Marie Claire, but here are my favorite bits:
Navigating fame & success: “It’s such a blur. I don’t even remember what I’ve just done. I’m trying to figure out how to navigate all this. I don’t have it down. I. Do. Not.”
On what she was like growing up: “I was always self-effacing, self-reflective. I hated feeling I was just like every other girl on Long Island. Looking at my clothes and my hair. I was very aware of not wanting to be the same as everyone.”
On her first sexual experience: “My first sexual experience was not a good one. I didn’t think about it until I started reading my journal again. When it happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway. It was like, And then I looked down and realized he was inside of me. He was saying, ‘I’m so sorry’ and ‘I can’t believe I did this.’”
On the election: “This election, Trump, it’s so upsetting. I did some stand-up at Hilary’s [Clinton] birthday party, and I’m in the same room as her and Bill and [New York Senator] Kirsten Gillibrand, and they were not worried about Trump at all. I’ve just been holding on to that for dear life.”
On dating Ben Hanisch: “I feel like Ben is the first guy who’s really been my boyfriend. There are guys who, if they heard me say that, would want to punch me in the face, but yeah, it’s the truth…. Being in love is the scariest thing in the world. You want to f-ing cry and scream. I can’t handle it. Every time we say good-bye, I think, This will have been a nice last week together. Or I tell myself nothing is real and he’s going to leave me and tell me he never loved me. I feel so bad for him. How exhausting it must be dating me.”
Loving the information- and the part about dating her boyfriend feels less like most celebs when asked about their significant others. She’s being real- insecure- about it, a real departure from the “they’re really special to me, we try to keep it real” BS. This is the REALNESS!
Photos: Marie Claire