Amy Schumer is showing off her bikini body, posting a series of Instagram shots that showed the actress and recent Emmy Award winner in a revealing black bikini.
Schumer posted the photos just a few days after she took home the award for Inside Amy Schumer, and apparently she is taking the chance to revel in her win. The actress and comedian was seen lounging on the beach and even trying her hand at boogie boarding — though it led to a bit of a wardrobe malfunction.
In one video, Schumer tries to ride a wave in from a few feet out of the shore, but ended up wiping out on the sand minus her bikini top.
In the series of shots, Amy Schumer seemed to poke fun at other celebrities who often share revealing photos. In one picture, Amy showed herself receiving a small plastic award that read “Best Body” while writing, “There are so many foods I want to thank.”
Another video showed Schumer running along the beach with a kite, this time a bit more successfully.
Schumer have never been one to back down about her appearance, which she readily admits is not the conventional Hollywood norm. But she has also bemoaned how women in show business are often judged for their bodies alone, something that she has fought against.
She once described a slight from Men’s Health magazine, which decided to run an article she had written but then balked at including her picture.
From The Independent:
“I wrote an article for Men’s Health and was so proud, until I saw instead of using my photo, they used one of a 16-year-old model wearing a clown nose, to show that she’s hilarious. But those are my words. What about who I am, and what I have to say? I can be reduced to that lost college freshman so quickly sometimes, I want to quit. Not performing, but being a woman altogether. I want to throw my hands in the air, after reading a mean Twitter comment, and say, ‘All right! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice…. All my self-worth is based on what you can see.’ But then I think, F**k that.”
The day on the beach represented a bit of a break for Amy Schumer, who has been having arguably the best year of her career. Aside from the success of her Comedy Central show, the comedian also saw her first leading role in the movie Trainwreck.
She now has another movie in the pipeline, one co-written by Jennifer Lawrence. In the movie Schumer will reportedly play Lawrence’s sister.
There are now rumors that she may have a book deal in the works as well. With the help of agent David Kuhn, Schumer reportedly sent in a collection of essays including stories about her childhood and about how she rose up through the ranks of the comedy world.
The book was rumored to have sold at auction for between $8 million and $10 million, with a $5 million advance going to Schumer.
As Deadline reported, Schumer may be commanding even more money than some of her more established peers.
The final round of bids began Monday, and Schumer’s Emmy fueled the last-minute frenzy, pumping the meter up from the mid-single-digit millions to closer to $10 million for the winner. By comparison, Fey reportedly won a $6 million advance for Bossypants; Lena Dunham got $3.7 million for her memoir, Not That Kind of Girl.
With a book deal in the works, a new movie and another season of her popular show, Amy Schumer won’t have much time to hang out in a bikini and frolic on the beach anytime soon.
[Images via Instagram/Amy Schumer]