On Thursday’s episode of “The Kardashians,” Kim Kardashian met her friend Amy Schumer to get advice about her monologue for “Saturday Night Live,” which she presented on October 9, 2021.
Based on this conversation, we know that Kardashian went against Schumer’s advice by mentioning her infamous sex tape during her “SNL” debut.
Kardashian said in an interview for the show that she worked on most of the monologue with comedian Michelle Wolf, on the advice of Dave Chappelle, but she wanted Schumer’s thoughts on her final draft.
The monologue opens with Kardashian calling her “movie premiere,” which is a reference to the infamous sex tape she filmed in 2002 with then-boyfriend Ray J. In 2007, at the very beginning of Kardashian’s rise to fame, the tape was released against the likes of Kardashian to the public.
At the time the episode of “The Kardashians” was filmed in 2021, Kardashian was dealing with rumors that unseen footage of the sex tape would be released soon.
Schumer stopped the reality star while she was reading to ask her, “Wait, what was the movie?” and jokingly asked if there’s a part of her that wants the footage released because “it’s probably pretty hot.”Amy Schumer. Marcus Price/Netflix
The comedian then told Kardashian, “I guess I just wouldn’t do sex tape stuff,” and suggested she remove the joke completely.
“Because this moment in time…this kind of like, art or whatever, will live on,” Schumer continued, suggesting people might eventually forget about the sex tape.
Kardashian eventually removed other jokes that Schumer didn’t like, such as a joke about Kris Jenner needing to be reminded that she is Kardashian’s mother and not her sister. But she held back on the sex tape joke and explained in an interview later in the episode why she stuck to her own intuition.
“I think I’ve been in this game long enough to know that you just have to be yourself,” Kardashian explained. “So I want to say things that come out right in my mouth, and those are things that I would actually say. And so I just go with my gut and stick with it and do exactly what I set out to do.”Kim Kardashian at the premiere of ‘The Kardashians’. Photo courtesy of Hulu
Kardashian’s “SNL” appearance was a successful ratings boost for the show; Schumer has been making headlines lately for sharing the controversial joke about the “Rest” shooting that her lawyers didn’t want her to say at the 2022 Oscars.
New episodes of “The Kardashians” air Thursdays on Hulu.
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