6 Great Quotes From THR’s Raunchy Roundtable, Ft. Amy Schumer + Lena Dunham
A pregnant virgin, Justin Bieber's most spot-on impersonator and a recently liberated molewoman walk into a bar. Nope, it's not the setup to your new favorite punchline—it's the stuff of The Hollywood Reporter's most recent (and, potentially, most brilliantly outrageous) interview.
To lead its June 5 issue, THR tapped Stacey Wilson Hunt and Michael O'Connell to sit down for a roundtable chat with six of TV's hottest female comic talents—Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Ellie Kemper, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez and Tracee Ellis Ross—to talk shop without pulling punches. The result? A cover story that tackles everything from shamefully embarrassing gigs to the awkwardness of shooting multiple love scenes, and one that doubles as much-needed criticism on the industry's trends of sexism and racism.
We encourage you to scroll through the piece in its entirety if you've got more than a few minutes, but if time is of the essence and you can only manage the bottom line, here are six must-read quotes—some funny, others brutally honest—from the piece:
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer: "I think people hate women. I don't think they want to hear a woman talk for too long. A lot of people project their mom yelling at them. My [career] has been about tricking people into listening."
Lena Dunham, Girls: "I stopped wearing the nude patch after the first season of Girls. There's not one guy who works on that show who hasn't seen the inside of my vagina."
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin: "You're only left with your integrity. You can't take those Jimmy Choos with you!"
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live: "I'll work for a hamburger...I just want to be onstage. And I want a hamburger."
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: "I've never done a sex scene. I am so prudish that when I've had to kiss someone in a scene, I think for the next hour that we're in love!"
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish: "I was raised by a woman [singer Diana Ross] who has high standards for what she's worth, which has been called 'diva behavior.' I have witnessed flagrant, disgusting behavior, and that is not my mother. There is a way to be a woman, ask for what we deserve and be able to negotiate."