Having a background in comedy herself, Hawn originally appeared as a supporting cast member on the 1960’s variety show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. During her time on Laugh-In, she also acted in 1968’s Cactus Flower, with Hawn’s performance garnering her an Oscar that year. She would receive another Academy Award nomination for her work on Private Benjamin, and went on to play roles in numerous projects like Butterflies Are Free, The First Wives’ Club, The Sugarland Express, and Death Becomes Her. As of late however, Hawn has largely retired from the big screen, with her last film appearance to date being 2002’s The Banger Sisters.
With such an extensive resume, Hawn was a shoe-in for the role being offered her in Mother/Daughter. If talks between her and Universal go through as they are expected to, the Academy Award-winner will be appearing as Schumer’s mother. The decision to recruit Hawn for the movie was likely influenced by the critical and financial success of Trainwreck, Schumer’s previous film effort. The following details are offered regarding Mother/Daughter:
“Schumer set up the project — centered on mother-daughter relationships — in May. Jonathan Levine (’50/50′) is directing from a script by Katie Dippold (‘The Heat’). Chernin Entertainment and Feigco Entertainment are producing.
Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ grossed $110 million domestically for Universal and raked in another $28 million internationally. Her original screenplay was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award.”
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