Watch Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in new comedy, Snatched

Jungle fever

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: 20th Century Fox

From the streets of New York to the jungles of the Amazon, we learn how Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn come together as mother and daughter in Snatched

After 14 years away from the silver screen, Goldie Hawn returns to the silver screen in Snatched. 2002 saw her last role in The Banger Sisters with Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush, where she played a fired bartender who goes on a road trip. After a hiatus, it seems that the Academy Award-winning actress can't stay away from road-type movies — Snatched sees her filling in the role of a mother who reluctantly goes on a trip to South America, only to get kidnapped while on the road.

Opposite her is Amy Schumer, the undisputed current queen of Hollywood comedy. Self-deprecating and irreverent, she takes on her signature tone as the daughter who's just been dumped by Fresh Off The Boat's Randall Park. Though their characters are polar opposites, they work out their differences to escape the kidnapping and take on another comedic pairing: Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack.

So what made Hawn return after a whopping 14 years? Since her hiatus, she's been immersing herself in other work as a producer, director, author and children's advocate in The Hawn Foundation, which developed a school program used by students around the world. After working in more that 30 films, her return was sparked by joy.

"Everything that I've ever done in my life has to bring joy," Hawn said.  "I thought, 'Hmmm.  I wonder if there's more joy to bring, more things for me to do.'"

Schumer, who's a self-professed Hawn fan, grew up watching her parents' VHS stapes of Private Benjamin, Overboard and Wildcats, all of which starred Hawn. "Goldie Hawn has been my hero. I've loved her my whole life," says Schumer. "I stopped her in the airport and said, 'I really want to make this movie with you. This is happening.'"

Snatched opens in cinemas on 3 August.