Barbie did not feature Amy Schumer due to “creative differences.” However, the star has seen the film and wanted to comment on it.
Amy Schumer has weighed in on Barbie after being fired. The acclaimed American comedian and actress expressed her joy for the Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie film, despite parting ways with the project years ago due to creative differences. Some “creative differences” that we know perfectly well from movies like Marvel Studios or DC Comics. However, there are always internal conflicts between actors and directors. And it probably was.
The star, who was initially set to play the title role when Sony Pictures owned the rights to the film in 2016, took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the latest developments. “I thoroughly enjoyed both Barbie and Oppenheimer, but I think I should have played the role of Emily Blunt. Do better, Hollywood,” Amy Schumer stated in her Instagram post.
The success of a film that did not have an easy path
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The Barbie movie faced a tough production journey with many writer and director changes. Initially, Amy Schumer dropped out in 2017 as the project changed. Official statements mentioned scheduling problems, but the actress and comedian later explained that creative differences with the direction of the project were the main reason. “I think we said it was scheduling conflicts,” she explained. “But it was actually creative differences.”
Production on the Barbie movie was scheduled to begin on June 23, 2017. In October 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the rights to the film and hired Greta Gerwig as director.. After forming a new creative team, they cast Margot Robbie in the title role. Once the new creative team took over the film, Amy Schumer became aware of the strongly feminist and original elements in it. And she was really anxious about it.