Amy Schumer Said "Barbie" Wasn't "Feminist And Cool" And Opened Up About Why She Quit The Film

    Amy was briefly attached to Barbie before dropping out in 2017 and being replaced by Margot Robbie.

    Amy Schumer elaborated on her decision to quit Barbie.

    A close-up of Amy Schumer on the red carpet

    You may remember that she was cast in 2016 as the titular fashion doll — only to quit the film a short time later due to "scheduling conflicts."

    Amy Schumer speaking into a microphone on stage

    But now, Amy says that wasn't exactly true.

    "I think we said it was scheduling conflicts," she said on yesterday's episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "That’s what we said. But it really was just creative differences."

    "But you know what? There’s like a new team behind it and it looks like it’s very feminist and cool, so I will be seeing that movie.”

    Amy on the Oscars red carpet

    Andy then asked Amy if the movie "didn't feel feminist and cool" when she was attached to it, to which Amy replied, "Yeah."

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    Last year, she spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about departing the film and said that the studio "definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it." She said she'd envisioned Barbie as an "inventor," while the studio wanted her to be an "invention."

    Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling have since been tapped to play Barbie and Ken, respectively. You can watch it when it comes out in theaters on July 21.