Amy Schumer on Feeling Blame After Trainwreck Theater Shooting: 'I Wish I Never Wrote That Movie'

Amy Schumer Vanity Fair Interview on Trainwreck Shooting
The Trainwreck star is as giving as she is funny. While attending a performance of critically-acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton with her boyfriend and friends, Schumer left bartenders a $1,000 tip on a $77 check. "I look at it and I'm completely, completely shocked," bar captain Sarah Laursen told ABC7 of the surreal encounter. "I was speechless and the first thing I thought in my head was, 'Are you sure?'"
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04/25/2016 AT 10:20 AM EDT

Amy Schumer said she grappled with feelings of regret and blame after a gunman opened fire on a crowded Louisiana movie theater during a screening of her film Trainwreck in July.

In her cover story for Vanity Fair's May issue, the 34-year-old comedian described the moments she learned that John Russell Houser had opened fire on The Grand 16 Theater in Lafayette, killing two and injuring nine before taking his own life.

"So my publicist told me. And then I put on the news. I was by myself in a hotel, and I was just like, I wish I never wrote that movie," Schumer told Vanity Fair.

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Schumer said she was in Los Angeles when she noticed "a million" missed calls from her publicist – "I was laughing before I called her back, because I thought it was going to be like a sex tape [had surfaced] or something," Schumer joked.



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"And then she told me there had been this shooting," the comedian said. "It really … I don't know. It's like when the Dark Knight shooting happened, and in Paris," she said, referring to both the 2012 Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting and last November's terror attacks in Paris.

"The idea of people trying to go out and have a good time – you know, looking forward to it? – I don't know why that makes me the saddest."

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She added that she knew that the shooting wasn't her "fault" and she had nothing to do with it, but that didn't make her feel better.

"I just felt helpless and stupid," Schumer said.

As a result of the tragedy, Schumer became vocal about her views on gun control reform and began working with her cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer to campaign for gun control reform.



"If you've been convicted of domestic violence or you're severely mentally ill, I don't think you should be able to get a gun," she said during Glamour's Women of The Year Awards in November.
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