In an interview on TODAY with Maria Shriver, comedian Amy Schumer got into some of the darker stuff about being a woman on television who is constantly criticized for her looks. Schumer has been mining the topic for laughs for a long time, but in the interview she actually gets emotional (gasp!) talking about how the stress of appearing in public on stage at times made her physically ill:
It’s an emotional thing. It’s been a struggle for me my whole life, and especially just being in the entertainment industry. Standing on a stage in front of people, I can’t perform my best or be confident if I’m not sure — if I’m pulling at something [I’m wearing]. And sometimes, I would just want to throw in the towel and be like, ‘I’m not gonna go do stand-up tonight.'
She even teared up talking about how a stylist helped her and her sister dress their bodies so they could feel more comfortable and confident. Leesa Evans was the stylist for Amy's hit movie Trainwreck, and Amy's sister Kim Caramele is actually a writer on Inside Amy Schumer:
My sister and I, we both have always dressed badly. Leesa had given me this gift of showing me how to dress and feel good. And she didn’t have to do this, she just did. She shopped for my sister also, and seeing my little sister wearing a little blazer and a shirt and looking just like a strong, beautiful woman, it was … to see this person I care the most about being given those tools was really moving for me. And I just wanted to give it to every woman.