The Scoop on JLaw and Amy Schumer’s Upcoming Creative Collab
Good news, guys, we found another reason you need to go on vacation soon. A while back you saw that Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence were having a cool ladies trip but it was only recently that we found out that there was more than jet skiing going on.
The New York Times reports that JLaw accidentally spilled the beans that she and Amy are working on a screenplay during an interview for the new Hunger Games movie. She says over their vacation they wrote about “100 pages” of a script where they play sisters (!!!!!!!).
This collab has been in the mail for a while now, ever since we saw Amy freak out on Instagram when Jennifer said her name on TV. According to Jennifer, she contacted Schumer after seeing Trainwreck saying “I guess I should say this, I’m in love with you!” And the girl boss mind meld just built from there.
It’s pretty exciting to think about what this movie will look like (lord knows we need more ladies behind and in front of the camera in Hollywood) but there are also some things non-famous gals like us can take from this partnership.
First, do not underestimate the power of a change of scenery to boost creativity. Sure, you may not be able to afford a spontaneous island weekend (or a Japanese adventure ala Lena Dunham) but even having lunch in a new part of town or taking a weekend to explore a city within driving distance may be what you need to clear your head.
The second major takeaway here is to tell the people you love that you love them. You don’t have to go total JLaw fan girl but telling your mentor or other creative people in your life that you admire their work could open the door for further partnerships. A lot of times we can worry that we’re bothering someone by talking to them, but think about it. When was the last time you were bothered by someone saying you’re great?
Follow these tips and you’ll be on your creative jet ski in no time!
Where do you go to clear your head? Tell us in the comments! Also consider taking a mini vacay to check out our creative conference Re:Make in September.
(h/t New York Times, photos via @amyschumer and Kevin Winter/Getty)