Being a comedian, Amy Schumer knows comedy is the best remedy to get through life's tragic moments — and apparently her new bestie Jennifer Lawrence feels the same way!
The Inside Amy Schumer star said a joking text from J.Law helped her emotionally after the 2015 shooting during a screening of Trainwreck in Louisiana that left two women dead.
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Sitting down with Lena Dunham during a Lenny Letter interview, the 35-year-old remembered receiving a text from the Oscar-winner the day of the shooting, saying simply "It's your fault" — a blunt joke Schumer admitted made her feel closer to the Hunger Games star.
"You know, that is actually when I felt the closest to Jennifer Lawrence, because that day she texted me, ‘It's your fault.' And in times like that only jokes make you feel a little better."
Awww! Seeing as how personally responsible Amy felt for the incident, we can imagine that joke helped her through a really rough time. Dunham agreed, quipping:
"Jennifer Lawrence texting ‘It's your fault' is like the greatest worst thing I ever heard."
The comedienne added that the thought of the murders "still f*cking kills me," continuing:
"I mean, on paper it's like yes, of course, yes, you connect to that, two women were murdered, you know. But knowing it was my movie, and … that they went and they bought tickets and wanted to go see this movie, it just crushed me. I felt so powerless. And it felt a little bit like something that I had done, that there was a connection to me actually hurting people."
While she "didn't know how to react" upon hearing the news, Schumer soon became an advocate for gun safety.
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She went on saying:
"I got to go to the White House with my brother and my sister when Obama signed his executive order on gun control, and all these people were there, all these victims of shootings. All these people who joined this movement to try and help stop gun violence, and they come over and they are like, ‘Thank you, because nobody listens to politicians, they listen to celebrities, so thank you, please keep helping us.' Hearing that, and seeing Obama deliver that speech – like, tears just shot right out of his face when he started crying about the first graders being shot – I was just like, I am a lifer, I am in this. I really hope I don't have to die for it, but I would."
She's really throwing herself in front of this cause. Bravo!
And seeing as Schumer is more famous than ever before, she is also taking safety protocols at her stand-up shows, explaining:
"Security is up. I'm really trying to protect myself. I am not being an idiot."
We applaud the actress for actually getting involved with the politics of it all and turning such a tragedy into a platform for change.
Read Amy's full interview HERE!
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