'They didn't want me in the beginning,' Hawn says.

By Sara Vilkomerson
April 13, 2017 at 03:00 PM EDT
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Watching Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer together, either on the big screen in their new movie, Snatched (out May 12), or hanging out together, like for this EW interview, you’d think the pairing of these two funny blondes in a movie is a no-brainer.

But Hawn — box office gold in 1980s movies like Private Benjamin and Overboard — was not a casting slam dunk for the studio suits. “They didn’t want me in the beginning,” Hawn says.

Schumer, however, refused to take no for an answer: “I said, ‘Over my dead body Goldie is not going to be in this movie.” Hawn was of a similar mindset. “I texted Amy and I said, whatever I have to do.” This, Schumer says, is very characteristic of her costar.

“If I’m Goldie, I’m going, like, ‘F— you! Are you serious?’ But no, she’s no ego, all love. I learned so much from her. I learned more than I could ever take. She’s an angel. A joy-spreading angel.”

Watch the video above and you’ll see exactly what she means.


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