A special thank you to Fox for inviting me to participate in this exclusive Snatched interview with Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer!
In the days leading up to our interview, I still could not believe that I would be interviewing Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer for their roles in Snatched. Amy is funny as heck and Goldie is a Hollywood legend. After watching some scenes from the film, I was not only looking forward to seeing the film with my mom but getting to chat with these 2 talented women.
It was go time and Amy was the fist one to walk into the room. She asked us all where we were from and even went on to share a fan girl moment she had with a contestant on the Great British Baking Show. Once Goldie walked in, I had to remind myself that I was in an interview and that I had to be professional. Thankfully, I held my composure and the interview was great.
Check out this exclusive Snatched interview with Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer…Here’s what they had to say:
On meeting Goldie Hawn for the first time and talking to her about working on the film
Amy Schumer: “Well, my first meeting was, well I was star struck. I was on a plane cross country, and she was on the plane. And I was just like, “Oh, my God,” because she’s my number one. My whole life she was my favorite actor, everything. And I’d already read the script, and I knew I wanted it to be us. I didn’t want to go up to her on the plane, because then the rest of the flight someone’s looking at you….So, I was like, “Okay, just leave her alone.”
But, Goldie is Goldie, and just so fun. Just watching her interact, any flight attendant or anybody that come over, just so sweet. It was a long flight, so she’s waiting for the bathroom and she’s also kind of doing yoga in the aisle. It’s like what you want.
So, I went up to her in the terminal after the flight, and I introduced myself and I was like, “There’s this movie, and I would really love for you to play my mom in it.” She was just very sweet and–“Okay,” you know?”
Why Goldie signed on to do the film from Amy’s perspective
Amy Schumer: “…But, Goldie will go there with you. She saw Trainwreck and knew that I was capable of, because we really wanted this to be a movie about mothers and daughters and just how unique that dynamic is. And once we realized we had the same goal in mind to tell the story through a lot of laughs but really have it grounded in a real relationship, we were like, “Let’s do this.”
Goldie Hawn on Taking the role
Goldie Hawn: “Well, I wanted the role to take on me, actually because it was really a perfect situation. Actually, I’ve been away from movies for a while, and I really was ready, ripe.
But the truth is, there’s very little stuff out there for women of a certain age. And when this came about, it was sort of a dream come true, meeting Amy, who had a sensibility, a similar humor, the ability to make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. It’s a gift and it’s a talent.
And it’s a part of being able to tell a whole story, not just jokes, not just laughs, not just a silly comedy, but something that actually could say something. So, I was stimulated by that, and also the process in which it takes to get there. So, that’s why I was ready for the role to take me over, right, and surrendering to that because this character is nothing like me.
And so, it was a challenge because I’m not a wallflower and she was sort of a wallflower in this movie.
And so, I was challenged by the character. So, once she really took over me then I was comfortable in it. But more importantly, the process with Amy was what made it everything for me. It really did. It matters, because the connection and the collaboration is what makes movies good, you know? And you can’t collaborate with somebody you can collaborate with or who won’t let you collaborate with them.”
Get ready for the Mother of all Comedies! Snatch your tickets now, and BYOM (Bring Your Own Mom) to see Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in theaters Mother’s Day weekend (5/12).
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
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