INSTYLE, May 2017
Comedy queen Amy Schumer exudes a fearlessness that has led to a tough-as-nails reputation. Yet, as she reveals to her friend JESSICA SEINFELD, her well-being depends on SoulCycle, scones, and her inner circle.
“I just came from acupuncture”was the first thing Amy Schumer ever said to me, her skin red and marked by a fresh imprint from the face cradle of a massage table. This was about three years ago, when my husband, Jerry [Seinfeld], invited her to watch the Super Bowl with us after he had made a cameo appearance in an “ ’80s Ladies” sketch for her show Inside Amy Schumer.
Though Amy’s blockbuster movie, Trainwreck, hadn’t come out yet, her star power was already there. She’d been working the stand-up-comedy circuit for 10 years, which led to her namesake hit on Comedy Central. Despite her well-earned success, her vulnerability was on display on that particular evening: She was feeling sad about a sudden breakup with a guy who randomly had been wearing a bear suit when it all went down. Needless to say, we didn’t watch the game at all.
Over time, what I’ve found so fascinating about Amy is how normal she seems no matter what she’s saying or who’s in the room. Everyone gets her full attention. So many women (and men) feel connected to her. I’m in a long line of friends who are astonished by the thoughtful flowers she sends when you have an icky doctor’s appointment, or by the calls she makes when you experience the smallest bit of success.
Even though she is hugely famous, she is one of the most relatable people in show business and real life. This was evident even at a daytime screening of her wildly fun and funny film with Goldie Hawn, Snatched, out this month, when she wore a puffer jacket and athletic pants despite the presence of note-taking journalists. Afterward, we shared what she deemed a “disgusting” protein bar (it was mine, of course) while I asked her about men, marijuana, and her irreverent relationship with fashion.
Jessica Seinfeld: How are you?
Amy Schumer: Every day brings so many new blessings. [Laughs]
JS: Yeah, “grateful.” So, today we’re here talking about your new movie, Snatched, and just Amy in general. And I know the focus of this story is beauty.
JS: What is your ideal day of beauty?
AS: It’s a new thing, but I like getting facials now at Georgia Louise, and she gives a good massage too. If we’re talking massages or whatever, I’ll do it all day—throw me into some sort of sketchy bathhouse.
JS: Are you into beauty products?
AS: I like the products that I like, but it’s bare-bones. There are things people know about, like La Mer, that I had never heard of until recently. So I don’t know until someone tells me.