As time went on, Schumer explained more of what led to her exit.
“They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it,” she told The Hollywood Reporter last year, “the only way I was interested in doing it.”
According to the outlet, Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele had written Barbie as an inventor in the film’s script, but the original studio had requested that her invention be a high heel made of Jell-O and gifted Schumer a pair of Manolo Blahniks to celebrate.
“The idea that that’s just what every woman must want,” the I Feel Pretty alum said, “right there, I should have gone, ‘You’ve got the wrong gal.'”
Fast-forward to 2019 and Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures Group revealed that Margot Robbie would play Barbie. Greta Gerwig was also later brought on to direct, and she wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach.