Amy Schumer stars opposite screen legend Goldie Hawn in the upcoming mother-daughter caper Snatched, and no one was more excited about the pairing than Schumer’s father, Gordon.
The film, about a mother and daughter who are kidnapped while on vacation at a South American resort, doesn’t open until May 12, but Schumer scored a very cool early screening for her father by introducing him to Hawn. In a video Schumer posted on her Instagram account on May 2, she shows her father Gordon already in tears before Hawn even walks in the room.
Schumer tells her father to “Play it cool” before meeting Hawn, with the elder Schumer saying “I can’t play it.” Once Hawn walks it, she too begins crying, saying “I’m getting emotional.”
The two previously met on Facetime, but yesterday marked the first time Gordon got to meet ‘the love of his life’ in person.
Schumer maintains a close relationship with her father, often posting pictures and videos of the two together on her social media accounts. Schumer’s father Gordon was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Schumer was still in high school, a topic she writes candidly about in her 2016 autobiography The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo.
In her 2015 film Trainwreck, Schumer cast comedian Colin Quinn to play her character’s father, with Quinn’s character also suffering from MS. It was a story-line that helped convince Hawn to come out of semi-retirement to play opposite Schumer in Snatched, her first role since 2002’s The Banger Sisters.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Hawn said in a joint interview with Schumer “When I saw you do that scene with your dad in Trainwreck, it was extremely emotional, and I thought: She knows exactly where her humor comes from. All comedies can be told as tragedies.”
It’s been a busy week for Schumer, who has not only been promoting Snatched with Hawn at press junkets, but the actor, writer and comedian also appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and attended the A-list Met Gala. Still, there’s always time to make your parents’ dream come true.
We don’t know what Schumer is planning for Father’s Day, but we’re pretty sure she’s never going to top this gift.