If there’s one thing fans learned after watching Barbara Walter’s recent interview with Amy Schumer, it is that neither stars are fond of pulling punches. In fact, during Walter’s recent 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 interview, Walters and Schumer shared a memorable exchange involving orgasms, gun control, and, on a more serious note, Schumer’s history with MS.
According to E! Online, the witty exchange started after Walters candidly asked Schumer whether or not she “fakes orgasms.” While the question would certainly be invasive and inappropriate to most people, Schumer, who is known for her ability to be explicit in describing her sexuality, didn’t hesitate to respond.
In fact, Schumer responded by giving a lengthy and descriptive answer to Walter’s question about orgasms. When she was finished, Schumer turned the table and asked Walters the same question.
“I’m not gonna tell you,” Walters stated in return. When asked why she wouldn’t answer the question, Walters said, “Because I have this image of myself as being dignified and so on.”
For her part, Schumer was quick to offer a reply. “I think I’m dignified,” she told Walters. “I just did a press conference on gun control.”
In a moment of clarity, Walters responding by telling the comedian that “doing an interview with you is not exactly like interviewing Harry Kissinger.”
Meanwhile, apart from their playful and hilarious banter, ABC News is reporting that the interview also contained some serious discussions. In particular, Schumer opened up to Walters about her father’s battle with multiple sclerosis.
As fans may or may not know, Schumer’s father, Gordon Schumer, was first diagnosed with the disease when Schumer was only 12-years-old. The diagnosis proved difficult, and a couple of years later, her parents decided to divorce, and since then the disease has been particularly hard on the members of the Schumer family.
“He’s not good,” Schumer admitted to Walters. “Some days he’s really good and he’s with it and we’re joking around. And some days I go to visit my dad and it’s so painful. I can’t believe it.”
Amy Schumer went on to reveal that the disease is difficult to understand as it relates to her father and admitted that she has taken the lead in caring for her family in the best way she can, which includes making them laugh.
“In terms of my dad being sick, it was just confusing to me, especially the way MS works,” Schumer explained in the interview. “He was in physical pain. That’s when I kind of took the lead and took care of everybody in my family. I would keep them — I would keep everybody laughing.”
In light of her rise to fame and talent as a comedian, Schumer went on to state that she still tends to be the one who holds her family together, despite the unfortunate circumstances surrounding her father. “I’m the one who ties it all together.”
Schumer’s recent interview with Walters comes during a year of great success for the comedian turned actress. In fact, Schumer was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for the very first time in her career for her part in the hit film, Trainwreck.
In regards to her work on the project, Schumer wrote and starred in the romantic comedy, which was a loose adaptation based on her life. In the film, Schumer played the lead character, named Amy, who, along with being a scandalous writer in New York City, also had a father who had MS.
The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 interview, featuring Barbara Walters and Amy Schumer, originally aired December 17 on ABC.
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