If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from comedian Amy Schumer, it’s to expect the unexpected. And teaming up with celebrity photographer Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair‘s May issue, she’s done it again.
On the cover, Schumer appears old-Hollywood glam in a red corset and some curls in her hair. But it’s inside the issue, alongside a major profile feature on the comedian turned writer, actor and producer, that Schumer really shines in front of the lens.
Riding a rocket, slouching on a kitchen chair alongside her sister Kim, and … setting her crotch on fire.
Was there a fire brigade or extinguisher nearby for the Trainwreck star? We really hope so.
Speaking to Vanity Fair about the shoot, the 34-year-old Comedy Central star said, “I begged Annie to photograph me with no underwear on in just a T-shirt.”
Schumer, who recently took issue with being included in Glamour Magazine’s plus sized issue continued, “I explained to her how important it was to me and she finally agreed. I felt powerful and beautiful. She understood once we shot it. Or maybe she ran to the bathroom to throw up.”
Now that it’s done and her crotch is presumably undamaged by the flames, Schumer is describing it as, “one of the most meaningful moments of my life.”