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Amy Schumer is a woman transformed in trailer for new movie

In the comedy “I Feel Pretty,” Schumer’s character undergoes a major personality change after she falls off a bicycle.

Amy Schumer appeared on "The Ellen Show" on Feb. 8, 2018, to debut the trailer for her new movie, "I Feel Pretty," which arrives in theaters summer 2018. (Credit: The Ellen Show)

Comedian-actress Amy Schumer on Thursday debuted the trailer for her upcoming comedy, “I Feel Pretty,” about an insecure and downtrodden woman who awakens from a fall convinced she is beautiful and supremely capable.

“It’s about my character, Renee, [who] kind of has low self-esteem and she really wants to be pretty and just feel all the parts of life that open up to you when you’re just, like, gorgeous,” Schumer, 36, said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “And then I fall off my bike in SoulCycle,” the fitness chain specializing in stationary-bicycle workouts, “and I start seeing myself as a supermodel. So I look exactly the same but in my mind I am Giselle [Bündchen], I am one of the Jenner / Kardashians — gorgeous — and just things start happening.”

The trailer opens with Schumer’s character, Renee Barrett, saying in voiceover, “Women know deep down it’s what’s on the outside that the whole world judges.” When her friend (model and occasional actress Emily Ratajkowski) complains about feeling low self-esteem, Renee frustratingly responds, “I wanna punch you right in your dumb face right now.” But after falling off the bike and hitting her head, she sees herself in the mirror and, though she hasn’t physically changed, says in astonishment, “Wait . . . that’s me?! . . . I’m beautiful!!”

Newly confident, she dresses — and undresses — to impress, and even goes for a modeling interview with a panel that includes modeling legends Lauren Hutton and Naomi Campbell. We see her on a movie-in-the-park date with a suitor (Rory Scovel) and at a bar with friends including “Saturday Night Live’s” Aidy Bryant.

“It’s a really funny and sweet movie that I think will make us all feel better,” Schumer, who was raised in Rockville Centre, said. “It made me feel better to play the role.”

STXfilms announced in July that the film, also starring Michelle Williams, Busy Philipps and Tom Hopper, was scheduled to be in theaters June 29, but the trailer says only “coming soon,” and DeGeneres said the release is scheduled for “later this year.”

Emmy Award-winner Schumer, who scored a hit with her 2015 comedy, “Trainwreck,” went on to last year’s unsuccessful “Snatched,” also starring Goldie Hawn. She played a supporting role in DreamWorks’ PTSD drama “Thank You for Your Service” and has been cast alongside Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman in the multigenerational-family comedy-drama “She Came to Me.” Schumer recently made her Broadway debut in writer Steve Martin and director Jerry Zaks’ “Meteor Shower.”


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