Amy Schumer has opened up about the impact the murder of two women has had on her while being interviewed for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter this week.

Upon learning that two women had been killed by a gunman during a screening of her film Trainwreck in Louisiana in 2015, Amy admitted she struggled to come to terms with the news.

"I mean, on paper it’s like yes, of course, yes, you connect to that, two women were murdered, you know," she said. 

"But knowing it was my movie, and … that they went and they bought tickets and wanted to go see this movie, it just crushed me," she admitted.

The stand-up comedian grappled with a form of guilt in the aftermath of the incident, saying: "I felt so powerless. And it felt a little bit like something that I had done, that there was a connection to me actually hurting people."

Amy recalled receiving a text from Jennifer Lawrence after the incident which she insists brought her solace the time - something which many people might struggle to understand.

"You know, that is actually when I felt the closest to Jennifer Lawrence, because that day she texted me, ‘It’s your fault,’" Amy remembered.

"And in times like that only jokes make you feel a little better," Amy explained while Lena added: "Jennifer Lawrence texting ‘It’s your fault’ is like the greatest worst thing I ever heard."

33-year-old Jillian Johnson and 21-year-old Mayci Breaux were killed by John Russel Houser in July 2015.



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