Before she was the star of Inside Amy Schumer and a million thinkpieces, Amy Schumer was just a comedian and actress going on auditions like a million other comedian and actresses. One of those auditions was to play Shoshanna on Girls, the character Lena Dunham describes as an "an innocent Juicy Couture lover obsessed with emoji."
"I first met Amy Schumer almost six years ago when she came in to audition for the role of Shoshanna on Girls (trivia deep dive! Wild!)," Dunham wrote in Friday's Lenny Letter interview. "Everyone in the room was stunned by the detail and skill of her improv, the wild talent radiating off her (and I was personally intrigued by her breasts)."
While Schumer wasn't right for the frenetic, virginal Shoshanna, "when she left the room, the vibe was very 'Someone give that lady a show, STAT!'"
Dunham and the Girls crew couldn't get her off their minds, and cast Schumer as the BFF of Adam's new GF in season two. (The role of Shosh went to celebrity spawn Zosia Mamet.)
While Schumer might not be a Shoshanna, Dunham still didn't say whether or not she is a Hannah, Jessa, or Marnie. (My money's on Jessa.)
The two pop culture pillars of feminism discussed the Met Ball, the "plus-size" label, and the controversy over comedian Kurt Metzger mocking rape victims.
Read the full interview over at Lenny Letter.