In “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer is the latest to take aim at Anne Hathaway and her love of her Oscar. But it turns out the Hathaway joke in question is actually Judd Apatow’s, not Schumer’s.
“Trainwreck” compares Bill Hader’s character Aaron carrying around a Doctors Without Borders award to Hathaway carrying around her Best Supporting Actress Academy Award statuette at after parties in 2013. After Hathaway saw the film, she took the comedy in stride.
“Dear @AmySchumer, Don’t pretend like when you win your Oscar- which you could for your brilliant and refreshing writing and/or acting in @TrainwreckMovie- you won’t tote it around to every Oscar party you go to. Way to slay, Annie,” the actress writes.
Schumer was quick to respond on Twitter that she actually adores Hathaway and it was director Apatow that came up with the line.
“I love you Anne Hathaway. I have no problem selling out and telling you that that was @JuddApatow s joke he made me say! #truth,” Schumer tweets.
Apatow jumped in to stand by the quip, saying that he’s not sorry because Hader really did look like “an Oscar winning actress” in that scene.
Fun fact: Hathaway almost joined Schumer in the ranks of Apatow leading ladies. He originally offered her Katherine Heigl’s part in “Knocked Up,” but turned it down due to the explicit birth scene. It seems the “Interstellar” actress knows how to take a joke though, and everyone got away with a laugh.