Amy Schumer graces the cover of ‘Marie Claire’ magazine, poses in black lingerie for the photo shoot and opens up about her boyfriend Ben Hanisch and more. As always, the comedian and actress reveals the signature candor that’s catapulted her to stardom.
The 35-year-old has seen a meteoric rise from her breakthrough eponymous show ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ on Comedy Central to her first major movie, last year’s ‘Trainwreck.’ It’s been a dizzying couple of years and she’s been retaining her edgy and often controversial comedic style all along.
As for that rapid rise to fame, she tells ‘Marie Claire,’ “It’s such a blur. I don’t even remember what I’ve just done. I’m trying to figure out how to navigate all this. I don’t have it down. I. Do. Not.”
And in such navigating, she’s not averse to revealing her vulnerabilities in these glossy print magazine interviews. Case in point here as she opens up about her boyfriend Ben Hanisch, saying, “I feel like Ben is the first guy who’s really been my boyfriend. There are guys who, if they heard me say that, would want to punch me in the face, but yeah, it’s the truth.”
She went on to say, “Being in love is the scariest thing in the world. You want to f-ing cry and scream. I can’t handle it. Every time we say good-bye, I think, This will have been a nice last week together. Or I tell myself nothing is real and he’s going to leave me and tell me he never loved me.”
Continuing, she said, “I feel so bad for him. How exhausting it must be dating me.”
And not to mention, of course, the added pressure of being in the public spotlight. Hanisich is not in the entertainment industry at all; he’s a furniture designer from Chicago who has his own design firm, The Last Workshop.
She even weighed in on the Presidential election. The cousin of Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer, whom she has teamed up with to advocate for gun control laws, it’s not a surprise which side of the political aisle she’s esconced. She expressed more than a bit of consternation over the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
She told Marie Claire, “This election, Trump, it’s so upsetting. I did some stand-up at Hilary’s [Clinton] birthday party, and I’m in the same room as her and Bill and [New York Senator] Kirsten Gillibrand, and they were not worried about Trump at all. I’ve just been holding on to that for dear life.”
Well, no matter who winds up in the White House, there’s no doubt that Amy Shumer will, as always, mine it for all its comedic worth going forward!
You see more of the interview here and see Amy Schumer’s Marie Claire cover and photos below!