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Second City Training Center students got an epic shock-erooni Wednesday night when they attended an advance screening of the new comedy I Feel Pretty at the Davis Theater on Chicago’s north side.
After sipping on sparkling rosé and Moscow Mules and during the ladies’ night pre-party, students were welcomed into the theater by She the People performers Carisa Barreca and Kimberly Michelle Vaughn, who hyped up the crowd with a classic combo of good vibes and free stuff. (Thanks, SoulCycle!)
And then? The evening’s secret VIP guests crashed the party: film stars and frequent Instagram cohorts, Amy Schumer and Aidy Bryant.
Just before taking a giant group selfie, Schumer explained to the pumped-up audience that it was the first time they would be seeing the movie together.
It was a full-circle moment for Bryant. Before landing on SNL in 2012, she moved to Chicago to study at Columbia College and The Second City, joining the company for two resident stage revues. She shared that the Davis Theater was one of her favorite places to watch a movie and let the audience know how incredibly excited she was to be there.
STXfilms opens I Feel Pretty nationwide April 20th.
In I FEEL PRETTY, a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem that hold her back every day wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Cast: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Tom Hopper with Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton
Director/Writers: Written and Directed by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein
Producers: McG, Mary Viola, Nicolas Chartier, Amy Schumer, Alissa Phillips, Dominic Rustam