Amy Schumer has revealed what Jennifer Lawrence texted her after a fatal shooting at a screening of the comedian’s 2015 film, Trainwreck.
John Russel Houser shot and killed two people, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, during a showing of the movie in Lafayette.
“It still fucking kills me,” Schumer said in an interview with Lena Dunham for her newsletter Lenny. “I might cry a little bit talking about it, but it is fine.”
She said the shooting had a big impact on her, particularly because it happened at something so connected to her. “Knowing it was my movie, and… that they went and they bought tickets and wanted to go see this movie, it just crushed me,” she said.
“I felt so powerless. And it felt a little bit like something that I had done, that there was a connection to me actually hurting people.
“I was so upset, I watched the news that whole night, I was just fucking fucked up by it.”
Schumer said Lawrence had sent her a jokey text in the aftermath of the incident. “That day she texted me, ‘It’s your fault.’ And in times like that only jokes make you feel a little better.”