Amy Schumer wants to use her upcoming Academy Awards co-hosting gig to make a statement.
During her recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress says she “pitched” having Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appear via satellite, Entertainment Tonight Canada reports.
“I wanted to find a way to have Zelenskyy satellite in or make a tape or something just because there are so many eyes on the Oscars,” said Schumer, 40, who is set to host this year’s ceremony alongside Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. “I am not afraid to go there, but it’s not me producing the Oscars.”
She also said, per ET Canada, “I think there is definitely pressure in one way to be like, ‘This is a vacation, let people forget we just want to have this night,’ but it is like, ‘Well, we have so many eyes and ears on this show.’ “