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Amy Schumer reveals why she pulled out of Barbie

Amy Schumer reveals why she pulled out of Barbie

Amy Schumer revealed that “creative differences” led her to walk away from a starring role as Barbie in the initial film of the same name.

Schumer was set to play the iconic doll in a project that Sony Pictures had the right to bring back in 2016. reported variety. She later cited “scheduling struggles” as her reason for leaving the film months later.

The comedian, interviewed by Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” Thursday, said the upcoming film, which now stars Margot Robbie, “looks great” before describing why she left the previous project.

“It was just creative differences but you know, there’s a new team behind it and it seems very feminist and cool so I’m going to watch the movie,” Schumer said.

“Didn’t it feel so feminine and cool when you participated in it?” Cohen asked.

“Yeah, yeah,” Schumer replied.

The comedian previously opened up about her decision to leave Sony’s Barbie during an interview Hollywood Reporter last year.

“They certainly didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested,” Schumer said.

Schumer’s script saw Barbie as an inventor and the studio requested that her invention be a high heel made of Jell-O. Then, she received a pair from Manolo Blanks to “celebrate,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The idea that this is exactly what every woman wants, out there,” she said, “I should have gone, ‘You’ve got the wrong girl.'”

“Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig, is expected to hit theaters on July 21.