It’s pretty much any journalist’s dream to have a round table interview full of some of the funniest and filter-lacking ladies in Hollywood.
Especially when no topic is off limits.
And when I say some of Hollywood’s funniest females, I mean Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Lena Dunham (Girls), Gina Rodriquez (Jane the Virgin), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live).
The Hollywood Reporter released all the dirty details in its June 5 issue in its tradition of gathering Emmy-contending comedy actresses.
Here are some of the highlights:
“I never understand when people say, “Sex scenes are so mechanical; it doesn’t feel like anything.” It feels like someone f—ing you! It’s confusing.” – Dunham
“When I was filming [Trainwreck] last summer, I had a bunch of sex scenes. Full penetration. We went for it. (Laughter.) This guy we were going to have make out with me was like, “Um, do you want our first kiss to be on camera?” I was like, “No, no, come to my trailer and we’ll make out beforehand.” It was so grotesque. I’m like, “Did you think I cast you because I want to make out with you?” Then there was a lot of unnecessary touching. I was like “Get that guy out of there.” – Schumer
“There aren’t many [roles in film]. That’s why I say no to all the offers! (Laughs.) Working on a film is one job where you look at a casting breakdown and I’ll think, “That’s me!” But she’s not supposed to be black,” – Ross.
“I visited the Girls and 30 Rock sets before my show. Seeing how Lena and Tina [Fey] ruled … it was unapologetic and strong. Every crewmember would die for these women.” – Schumer
“I send emails and text messages to about five people. Other than that, it’s absolutely zero. I’m very frightened of saying anything. I scare myself. (Laughter.) I don’t want to put anything out there that could misrepresent my feelings. If I had Instagram, it would be pictures of my son, who is a cat. That’s mostly what’s going on with me.” – McKinnon on her lack of social media activity
“When it was leaked how much I was getting for my book [a reported $3.7 million for Not That Kind of Girl], there were 39,000 articles asking, “Is she worth it?” Then it came out what [comedian] Aziz Ansari was making on his book [a reported $3.5 million]. No one says a goddamn word.” – Dunham
“I did recently go on my first private jet. I caught myself before saying, ‘We need a bigger jet.’ Three years ago, I’m begging for half-off potato skins, and now I’m like, “This jet is wack.” – Schumer
‘I’m driving a really fancy car now. An SL550 Mercedes, and that shit is brilliant. I don’t have a two-car garage. So my best friend now has my car.” – Ross
“When I get comments like, “How did she wind up on the cover of a magazine? She’s hideous,” I’m like, “I may not have a perfect body, but I do have a really nice face.” I’d love to see a hideous woman on the cover of a magazine. It doesn’t happen.” – Dunham
“I got what I thought was a black Subway card …I thought, “Subways for life!” But you guys, it’s not forever. It’s only $50.” – Kemper, on the perks of fame
You can check out the full interview here.