Amy Schumer Covers Vanity Fair: 4 Things We Learned
It was only a matter of time before Amy Schumer graced the cover of Vanity Fair.
Perhaps the most talked about person of 2015, she is profiled in the magazine’s May issue—and photographed by Annie Leibovitz, no less. In it, she speaks candidly about how her life has changed since Trainwreck exceeded box office expectations and Inside Amy Schumer won its first Emmy.
“To have someone that smart and talented but at the same time that relatable is rare,” Kent Alterman, president of original programming at Comedy Central, says of her appeal. “And I think partly what fueled her popularity so quickly is that what she had to say resonated for both men and women. She kind of transcends gender—ironically, because a lot of her stuff is about gender. But it’s never alienating. It’s relatable to men and women simultaneously.”
These days, according to Trainwreck director Judd Apatow, Amy “is as fearless as ever. She is smart and will make thoughtful adjustments now that a much larger audience is listening. Our friend Colin Quinn discussed the dangers of speaking out publicly about sensitive topics when he was promoting his book [The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America], and he said, ‘You can say whatever you want if you really mean it.’ I think Amy is brave and she means it. She will always say what she thinks is important to say. That is why people love her.”