Amy Schumer has revealed she once asked her assistant to pretend to be her in order to distract paparazzi eager to take her photo while she was pregnant.
In her new docuseries Expecting Amy, which covers the comedian’s often gruelling pregnancy, Schumer is seen disguising her assistant, who is also her sister-in-law, to throw photographers off her tail.
“The day after her pregnancy we had a lot of paparazzi outside waiting,” Schumer’s husband Chris Fischer says at one point in the series.
Molly Fischer, Schumer’s assistant, was subsequently asked to dress in a hoodie and carry Schumer’s dog Tatiana in front of the paparazzi.
Schumer added: “We were like, ‘Molly, you have to look s***tier and s***tier and s***tier’, until she was literally a homeless guy wearing a Hello Dolly sweatshirt.”
She and Fischer’s son, Gene, was born in 2019. Nearly a year after his birth, Schumer revealed that she had decided to legally change her son’s name from Gene Attel Fischer to Gene David Fischer over concerns it sounded like the word “genital”.