In the making of her upcoming comedy Snatched, Amy Schumer made what she believes is responsible use of the R-rating -- letting the reality of a moment dictate the inclusion of adult content rather than just potential cheap laughs. As the movie moves through post-production towards release, she maintains that this is still true... with the exception of one sequence, which he describes as having completely "unnecessary nudity." Said the actress,
I think it goes as far as it can go... For me, it's like I understand that. Trainwreck was... but for me it's just real life. It's never just for the sake of that -- except for one moment in the movie [laughs]... I think I can tell you that there is a moment of complete, unnecessary nudity. Just one. We cut out the other one. Unnecessary. And that's why we thought it was funny. Gratuitous, but it's funny though.
Snatched stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn were both in Las Vegas last week for CinemaCon -- the annual convention for theater owners -- and after the big 20th Century Fox studio presentation I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with them to talk about the new movie. Using Judd Apatow's Trainwreck as a reference (Amy Schumer's first lead performance), I asked how the new movie would be utilizing its R-rating, and Schumer explained that it wouldn't be approaching NC-17, but that there is one gratuitous moment thrown in just for giggles.
Just because it was clear that Amy Schumer was giving me all the info she was going to give about the moment, we don't really have any more details about what's going on in the scene in question. That being said, the way that Schumer and Goldie Hawn looked at each other definitely told me that this is a moment in Snatched that can be described as "You'll know it when you see it."
You can watch Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn laugh and discuss the moment of unnecessary nudity in Snatched in the video below.
Set to be the first R-rated comedy of the summer, Snatched will be in theaters on May 12th. Between now and then, be sure to stay tuned for more from my interview with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, as well as stories from my sit-down with director Jonathan Levine and producer Paul Feig!