Rebel Wilson is an actress, writer, and producer who is from Sydney, Australia. She is a graduate of the Australian Theater for Young People who first gained attention in 2003 for her role on the comedy show “Pizza”. Other Australian comedies she had prominent roles in were “Bogan Pride” and “The Wedge”.
While she is known for being bold and brassy she was socially awkward growing up. In order to “develop a personality”, she entered “Tournament of Minds”. This was a high-school creative competition. By competing in this Rebel Wilson says she came out of her shell. She thanks her drama teacher Mrs. Bowmaker for encouraging her to enter this competition and says if it weren’t for that teacher she wouldn’t be where she now is. Read more: Isn’t Romantic Trailer – Hollywoodreporter and Pitch Perfect Star – Rebel Wilson Talks Clothing Line Hair Secrtes | Today
Her initial plan was to appear in dramas but people enjoyed laughing at her because of her weight. She thinks that people find it easier to laugh at larger women and so getting into comedy became her game plan. She now lives in West Hollywood and thinks she is the first female comedy actress to make it big in America.
When she first landed in the United States when she was 30, Rebel Wilson got the role of Brynn in “Bridesmaids”. This led to other big movie roles such as in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “How to be Single”. Rebel Wilson also appearing in the “Pitch Perfect” movies where she played the part of Fat Amy. The first movie that she had a solo lead in was “Isn’t it Romantic” which came out in early 2019.
Rebel Wilson says that being unique has been a great thing for her career. The first time she met her agent he said that they didn’t have anybody like her as a client. Since 2010 she has been represented by William Morris Endeavor.
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She has said that she doesn’t want to compete with the really gorgeous people that populate Hollywood. She’s all about being the brain and the heart instead of the great looks. She thinks being her body type has really helped her land roles.
However, being in Hollywood, she has tried to be healthy. She drinks green juices as people do there and she as tried to be gluten-free. She isn’t crazy, though, and eats ice cream and desert just like she always has. She also has an affinity for hot dogs.
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