Cameras were rolling on Salisbury Beach Tuesday as Amy Schumer filmed a scene for “I Feel Pretty,” a comedy costarring Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, and Rory Scovel. The movie, which shot scenes last week in the South End, is about a young woman who hits her head and suddenly believes she’s the most beautiful woman in the world.
After filming Tuesday, Schumer performed a benefit comedy show with comedians Scovel and Dave Attell at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, with proceeds going to a scholarship in memory of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.
According to Blue Ocean director Kathy Aiello, Schumer approached her earlier in the day about doing the show, and the staff was able to whip everything together in a short amount of time.
“It all came together in a few hours,” Aiello said. “Everyone was able to mobilize quickly and create a great benefit and an incredible entertainment experience for the audience.”
Schumer’s manager, Carrie Byalick, said that Schumer decided to match all of the money made by Blue Ocean in ticket sales and donate that amount to a scholarship in Heyer’s name. On Wednesday evening, Schumer posted about the show on Instagram, writing that Heyer is “heavy on our minds as is everyone showing up to fight for what’s right.”
According to Aiello, Schumer, Scovel, and Attel didn’t perform any material related to Charlottesville, instead delivering regular sets for a crowd of 486 people.
“To have three nationally-known comedians of this caliber who sell out large theaters provide an intimate performance on the Blue Ocean stage in one night was certainly a treat,” Aiello said. “For us, and for the patrons.”
“I Feel Pretty,” which will continue filming for at least another week, is set to hit theaters June 28, 2018.