Amy Schumer Explains Trainwreck’s Weirdest Love Scene
In her new movie Trainwreck, Amy Schumer plays a magazine writer who’s no stranger to a messy one-night stand. Yet even commitment-averse Amy is thrown into a loop late in the film, when she has an abortive sex affair that’s so extravagant and incredibly misjudged that it convinces her to finally put some order in. his personal life. How did this crazy love scene come together? We asked Schumer, but first, here’s a bit of SPOILER-y staging.
The encounter in question comes after Schumer’s character broke up with Aaron (Bill Hader), the nice sports doctor she was dating. At a personal low point, drunk and possessed by a fuck attitude, Amy decides to go home with her magazine’s oddball intern, Donald (Ezra Miller), even though she’s unprepared just how unprepared she is. it turns out to be perverted and restless: Donald climbs all over Amy in her bed, orders her to manhandle her pierced “tits”, gets a few surprise slaps, and treats every kiss like he’s a fourth grader making out with his own reflection. And then, just as Amy is frantically looking for an exit, the real bomb is dropped. Donald’s mother bursts in on them both and yells, “He’s 16!”
When I asked Schumer about the crazy, nauseous love scene a few weeks ago, she couldn’t help but laugh. “I’ve never seen two people have less chemistry,” she said. “I love it, though! The awful dissonance this causes just when you see the two of us walk in to kiss, you’re just like, “Nooooo!”
How did she and director Judd Apatow get Miller in the mood? “We actually had a rehearsal before, because he was like, ‘I don’t really understand where this guy is coming from,'” Schumer explained. “And I said, ‘This guy would like to be on top. Like, he would like to ride me. And Ezra was like, ‘I got it.’ From then on, the two went to the races: “We were rehearsing and he was slapping me, being just the girl, sort of. Be a sexy hip-hop woman. It was just perfect.
Miller credits her time in the makeup truck for getting her even more in character. “I would say getting my nipples pierced was inspiration enough,” Miller told me. “And we had to shave my chest!” Oh, I was getting titillated all day. And then you just have sexy people around like Judd Apatow, strutting around, and I get hot and bothered. And he says things like, ‘Hold it, hold it, and now… release.’ That’s pretty much how it went all day.
If you wanted even more awkward moments between Schumer and Miller, just wait for the Blu-ray: “We had a whole other part we shot with these sex toys,” Schumer recalls, “and we didn’t even have one. need”. This then begs the question: Although Schumer (who also wrote Trainwreck) seems to have an enviable threshold of embarrassment, does she ever find herself writing such outrageous moments that she has second thoughts once she is on set to interpret them? “It’s the opposite, actually,” she said. “The writer in me is like, ‘Do I really want to write myself out of a cake? Then I’ll have to be squatting in a cake all day. And then when I’m there on set, I I’m like, ‘No more cake! And wouldn’t it be funny if I smeared some on my face? Right now, I’m such a clown ready to get the biggest reaction possible.